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|Giants coach Pat Shurmur says he expects Odell Beckham Jr. to attend offseason workouts when they start in April.
Trade rumors are surrounding the controversial star receiver and there has been strong speculation Beckham will hold out during training camp because he doesn't want to play the fifth and final year of his rookie deal without a new contract.
"All reports are he will be ready to go as we get going Authentic Orlando Brown Jr. Jersey ," Shurmur said Tuesday morning at the NFL meetings. "There are steps he has to take. All indications are he will be back healthy by the time we start playing in September."
Beckham is recovering from a broken left ankle that forced him to miss the last 12 games in 2017. Giants owner John Mara on Sunday expressed his disappointment in Beckham, saying no player is untouchable.
"That's another way of saying we're going to try to do everything we can to make our team better," Shurmur said. "I understand that. It's sort of refreshing to know that we're going to look under any rock and turn over every stone that we can to make sure we make the New York football Giants the best team we can make it."
Beckham recently was seen in a video in bed with a woman and what appeared to be white powder, though the timing of the video and its content is uncertain. Mara said Beckham uses "bad judgment" too often.
"I think it's important that you get all the information," Shurmur said. "Who knows how that video appeared? We all understand that there are certain ways we need to act and certain things we don't want to be doing."
Shurmur met with Beckham in Los Angeles earlier in the offseason when he went to California to visit college prospects.
"He's a very charismatic guy. I think he really cares. I'm looking forward to working with him," Shurmur said. "It's important as coaches and players and anybody who is working together to visit and get a chance to know one another. I really don't think you can know somebody by seeing reports, reading reports, hearing what people think and say. I think it's important, especially in the player-coach relationship, to get to know him."
Beckham was the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year and has been New York's best offensive weapon when healthy. In his first three seasons, he had 288 receptions for 4,122 yards and 35 touchdowns. But he's known as much for his highlight-reel catches as incidents that are distractions.
"We always want weapons," Shurmur said. "He's been an outstanding player, especially his first three years. We want really Broncos Authentic Jerseys , really good players. We want guys who are passionate about playing the game. We want guys that understand the importance of relationships, which means they want to be coached. And we want guys that understand what it is to be a good teammate."
JT Daniels, a quarterback recruit for Southern California in 2019, and Katelyn Tuohy, dominant in cross country and track and field, have been honored as national prep athletes of the year. Tuohy is the first athlete to be a finalist in two different sports.
Daniels received his trophy from retired NFL great Peyton Manning, a former winner.
Daniels, a senior-to-be at Mater Dei High in nearby Santa Ana, led his team to a 15-0 record and a state title last year. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder threw for 52 touchdowns and four interceptions. In three years as a starter, he has thrown for a school-record 12,014 yards and 152 TDs.
"It's honestly pretty difficult for me to put into words what this award really means to me and just how honored I am to receive it. Wow," Daniels said before finishing with a plug for the Trojans. "Fight on!"
Daniels is the top-rated QB prospect in the nation by four different outlets. He has a 3.89 GPA and volunteers as a youth football coach and with Marine families at Camp Pendleton.
Retired soccer player Abby Wambach presented the girls' trophy to Tuohy, a junior-to-be at North Rockland High in Thiells Devin Hester Jersey , New York. She was competing against herself and four others for the female athlete award. No other athlete has been nominated in different sports in the 16-year history of the Gatorade national program.
"I can hear my heart beating in my chest," Tuohy said, holding the trophy on stage. "This award is the most prestigious honor. Not only does it exemplify your athletic performance, but your academic performance and your character. I'm just so thankful to receive this award."
Tuohy set a record for the fastest 5,000-meters by a high school girl, indoors or outdoors, with a time of 15 minutes, 37.12 seconds. She broke a 36-year-old national prep record in the mile with a time of 4:33.87.
She volunteers with youth soccer and running programs and at the library while carrying a 4.59 GPA.
The winners will appear together on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Daniels and Tuohy were applauded by 2014 boys' winner Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Todd Gurley of the LA Rams, Sam Darnold of the New York Jets, Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs and Olympic sprinter Sydney McLaughlin, a two-time winner of the girls' award during the dinner at a hotel in Marina del Rey.
All the nominees will walk The ESPYS red carpet and the winners shown on the ABC telecast Wednesday night.
The other boys' nominees were: Aidan Troutner, cross country, Provo Authentic Mason Rudolph Jersey , Utah; R.J. Barrett, basketball, Montverde, Florida; Ryan Weathers, baseball, Loretto, Tennessee; Ousseni Bouda, soccer, Millbrook, New York; and Anthony Schwartz, track and field, Plantation, Florida.
The other girls' nominees were: Thayer Hall, volleyball Andrew Miller Jersey , Roebuck, South Carolina; Christyn Williams, basketball, North Little Rock, Arkansas; Megan Faraimo, softball, San Diego; and Isabella D'Aquila, soccer, San Juan Capistrano, California.
Among the previous winners are LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Kevin Love, Allyson Felix and Candace Parker.