Odell Beckham Jr.’s Giants go to kicked off Thursday night with a sitdown dinner with workforce brass on the primary leg of the large receiver’s free agent tour, sources mentioned.
OBJ is then scheduled to cease by the Giants’ facility on Friday morning and endure a bodily examination, as properly.
He is meant to fly north to see the Buffalo Bills later Friday after which journey south to go to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday, as properly.
But Bills move rusher Von Miller, Beckham’s good pal, was positioned on injured reserve on Thursday, which suggests Miller is sidelined a minimum of 4 weeks.
So will probably be attention-grabbing to see how that impacts Beckham’s need to play for Buffalo, which can have workforce however doesn’t have the nationwide publicity or attraction of New York or Dallas.
The major consider Beckham’s determination is predicted to be the power of the contract provide, which is one cause why the Cowboys are the favourite to land him.
Dallas proprietor Jerry Jones has placed on a full-court recruiting press and carries extra wage cap house in the intervening time ($6.3 million) than the Giants ($2.7 million) or any of Beckham’s different identified suitors.
The San Francisco 49ers ($6.0 million) nonetheless appear to be a attainable sleeper if OBJ leaves Dallas and not using a deal subsequent week. Beckham and the Niners have flirted over the thought of a union earlier than, and San Fran is a Super Bowl contender with the league’s prime protection and Christian McCaffrey added on the commerce deadline.
The Giants have an opportunity, although, as a result of New York is residence for Beckham, and he desires this subsequent signing to set him up for the following chapter in his profession.
Seeking a multi-year contract is the way in which Beckham may purchase assured cash for subsequent season from a cap-strapped workforce just like the Giants or the Cowboys, whereas becoming a member of them instantly for this season’s stretch run to attempt to assist them win now.
His well being in these bodily exams, after rehabbing from a second torn left ACL, could have all the pieces to do with what somebody like Giants GM Joe Schoen or the Cowboys’ Jones would provide him.
Schoen may conceivably match Beckham on the Giants’ cap-strapped roster this season through the use of incentives and signing bonus cash to kick cap hits into subsequent season. He solely must pay Beckham the prorated worth of the contract he receives, too.
In different phrases, if the Giants signed Beckham subsequent Tuesday to a contract just like the Cowboys’ Michael Gallup ($11.5 million), they’d solely should pay him the money for the 5 remaining video games ($3.1 million complete) and will dramatically scale back the 2022 precise cap hit with the signing bonus cash or incentives.
Of course, it’s tough to think about Schoen paying Beckham given how tightly he has managed the Giants’ funds and caught to the plan of clearing the funds and the decks for 2023 and past.
Don’t neglect, although, that Schoen and the Giants have been essentially the most aggressive suitor for the Denver Broncos’ Jerry Jeudy on the commerce deadline when that receiver’s title began floating round, till the Broncos stopped listening.
And don’t low cost the connection John Mara and Beckham have.
Don’t neglect that is OBJ’s true residence.
GIANTS INJURY REPORT
Did not take part: WR Darius Slayton (sickness), CB Adoree Jackson (knee), LG Josh Ezeudu (neck), LG Shane Lemieux (toe). Limited: C Jon Feliciano (neck), DL Leonard Williams (neck), TE Daniel Bellinger (eye), CB Fabian Moreau (indirect), CB Darnay Holmes (shoulder), LB Carter Coughlin (thigh), S Dane Belton (clavicle), RB Gary Brightwell (sickness), WR Richie James (knee). Full: RT Evan Neal (knee), RT Tyre Phillips (neck), CB Cor’Dale Flott (concussion/ non-contact).
The Giants’ gamers had off Thursday, so their damage report was a projection. Slayton, their prime receiver, was added as a DNP with an sickness. James and Brightwell have been upgraded to restricted, and Flott was upgraded to full.
COMMANDERS INJURY REPORT
Did not take part: G Trai Turner (knee/ankle), CB Benjamin St.-Juste (ankle), WR Dax Milne (foot), RB Antonio Gibson (foot). Limited: DE Chase Young (knee), TE Logan Thomas (rib), C Tyler Larsen (shoulder).
Gibson was downgraded from restricted Wednesday to DNP Thursday.