The New York Giants are now mum on Odell Beckham ‘s future with the franchise. The past two days of Giants news were dominated by comments from co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch about Beckham’s standing on the team, as well as reports that the Los Angeles Rams had tried to trade for the star receiver. When general manager Dave Gettleman held court with reporters Tuesday, he was asked point-blank if he wants Beckham on the Giants.
I’m not going there. Next question, Gettleman said, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. Earlier Tuesday, the GM said he wants to eliminate internal and external distractions for the team.
Bucs general manager Jason Licht has a long history of negotiating contracts that keep his team’s cap clean and not drafting edge rushers, so Curry should be no exception to those rules. The three-year, $27 million deal Curry signed has $11.5 million guaranteed, and it wouldn’t be shocking if all of that came due in Year 1 of the deal. Tampa desperately needed edge rushing help, so even if Curry produces a season like the one we saw last season, he would represent a much-needed piece of the puzzle for Tampa.
He’s not on the block, Mara told reporters at the NFL owners’ meetings in Orlando, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. Is that going to stop clubs from possibly calling us No. But he’s not on the block. We’re not shopping him around. Beckham’s contract – and status with the Giants – has been a point of heavy conversation in recent days. The 25-year-old is reportedly planning to hold out until he gets a new deal, but his determination to become the NFL’s highest-paid player has complicated negotiations with New York.
I want him to be a Giant, Mara said. But I can’t sit here and tell you that it is 100 percent guarantee that that’s going to happen. Related: Giants GM, coach not eager to talk about Beckham Mara added the Giants would have to be overwhelmed to entertain an offer for Beckham, who’s scheduled to hit free agency in 2019 but would almost certainly draw the franchise tag if an extension isn’t worked out before then. Mara said Sunday the Giants weren’t shopping Beckham, but stopped short of calling him untouchable.