New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. recently posted some impressive videos showing the world that his ankle injury that plagued his 2017 season is behind him.
Beckham had been training ahead of the Giants minicamp this summer in California, working alongside teammates Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley at times last week, as well as Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens.
The 25-year-old posted videos of him working out, which have caught the attention of his quarterback Eli Manning. However, he does have a problem with what he has seen in the video that must change before minicamp.
The Giants quarterback spoke about Beckham and his videos during an appearance at the Offense-Defense Football Camp at Kean University, joking stating that Beckham must adjust to practicing with shirts on, as he is pictured topless in the California heat in most of the workout videos.
Manning said, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN: “Yeah, I’ve seen a couple videos. Those guys always work. Appreciate the work. Getting ready for the upcoming season.
"I know they’ll have to make some adjustments. We do practice with our shirts on with the Giants, so they’ll have to make an adjustment the first few weeks.
"It may take some time to get used to that. But besides that, I know those guys, [and] it’s great that they are together. They are challenging each other. They’re getting ready for the upcoming season.”
Beckham’s 2017 season with the Giants ended after only four games because of a fractured ankle. Now he's 100 percent, Manning has confidence in his wide receiver that he can bounce back, as he “seemed to be his old self” during the minicamp.
The quarterback said: “I’m excited about that and that he can go out there and run all the routes. So, excited to get him back going once training camp hits up, and getting on the same page.
"There are always new routes and new tweaks to the offense. But I know he’s been working hard and is going to have a big year.”
Beckham averaged over 90 catches, 1,300 yards, and 10 touchdowns in each of his first three NFL seasons. However, he only achieved 25 catches for 302 yards and three touchdowns in his injury-stricken 2017.
If Manning's comments are anything to go by though, the 25-year-old should bounce right back to being one of the best receivers in the league in 2018.
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