In case anyone was worried about Odell Beckham ‘s continuous contract problem, they can rest easy after what happened Saturday.
No, Beckham didn’t get a new deal. But he did guarantee his attendance for training camp, per NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones.
Beckham passed the aforementioned reporters after the conclusion of his youth camp, which he held just two days after Giants minicamp ended. While notable absences dotted other minicamps around the league, Beckham was in attendance for New York’s practices (though he only participated in the individual portion of sessions). It’s a good sign for a star wideout whose importance cannot be overstated, and whose presence was sorely missed during the Giants ‘ forgettable 2017 season.
What he’s looking for: In the last three years, Mack has three trips to the Pro Bowl and 36.5 sacks. Only Chandler Jones has more sacks over that span.
Still just 27, Mack will also be looking to receive more than Miller’s $19.02-million average and become the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. Mack and Donald are likely to get similar amounts.
What’s the latest: Mack is reportedly looking for a huge amount of guaranteed, according to NFL Network’s Steve Wyche.
He’s expecting to get paid significant money, Wyche said. When we’re talking significant money, we’re talking guarantees in excess of $65 million, so he’s in that quarterback contract range when it comes to guarantees.
Wyche thinks the contract will get done in June — the same time deals for Jackson and Carr got done — and Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he anticipates an extension getting signed soon.
When we get into training camp, we don’t have a lot of time when we get into training camp, so we have to hit this thing running, so we’ll just do the best we can to educate them on that and I’m sure we’ll be good to go.
Beyond the physical aspect, Patricia also wants his players keep their noses in the playbook.