EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If you haven’t heard by now, and there’s no way that’s possible, Odell Beckham Jr. was on the practice field for the first day of the Giants’ minicamp. And the scene was . . . exceptionally normal.
Beckham ran some routes. He caught some passes. He dropped one (no, this is not a big deal). Afterward, he ate lunch in the cafeteria with teammates. After weeks of external speculation surrounding Beckham’s reasons for skipping the Giants’ voluntary offseason program to train on his own in Los Angeles, all was calm at team headquarters. Really, it’s been that way all along.
At safety Landon Collins’ charity softball game a few weeks ago, Giants Super Bowl XLII hero David Tyree, the team’s current director of player development, put it this way: “We would love to have him here, but he doesn’t need to be here. He’s doing great.” This week, at the team’s mandatory minicamp, Beckham needed to be there. So, he is.
Asked on Tuesday about his decision to spend April and May in California, Beckham said, “Really I was just taking the time to train, make sure that I get proper training, and really growing and maturing.” Physically, Beckham did speed, acceleration and movement training with his L.A.-based performance coach, Jamal Liggin. Mentally, he said he sought
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