Two days after Giants owner John Mara opened the door for Odell Beckham Jr. trade winds to swirl, he closed it almost all the way.
It could be quieted if he shows up in East Rutherford on April 9 for voluntary mini-camp even though his injured ankle means he likely would not participate in any drills.
We’re not looking to get rid of him, Mara said. I’d like him to be a Giant. But if you’re asking me for a 100 percent guarantee, nobody has that.
At least nobody in the NFL who is a three-time Pro Bowler on a one-year deal worth $8.45 million contract that can fit into many teams with huge salary cap space available. And nobody who the Giants could use the franchise tag on for one-year deals in 2019 and 2020.
The possibility of that kick-it-down-the-road scenario — which is happening to Beckham’s friend LeVeon Bell with the Steelers — seems to have prompted the idea of a holdout by Beckham. Giants officials say they have not been informed of that plan by Beckham or his agent.
While some may say he’s just the long snapper, he’s steady at his job, and it’s good to have a few things to count on, at a time when they’re jettisoning the old and expensive like Ndamukong Suh, Jarvis Landry and Mike Pouncey.
The team has announced that defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins has been released. The timing is no accident; $4.5 million of his $8 million salary for 2018 was due to become fully guaranteed as of Sunday.
He ultimately earned $10 million in salary and roster bonus last year, along with $468,750 in per-game roster bonuses.
The move results in no cap charge for the Colts, and it serves as a reminder Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale that ers signed to multi-year deals in free agency this year could be gone by next year.
There’s no evidence that either the Colts or Jets deliberately tried to lose games last year, but there’s plenty of evidence of the value of the Colts having lost more games Cheap Jerseys Direct NBA than the Jets did.