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Odell Beckham Jr

Odell Beckham Jr

Wide Receiver #13
ADP:Round: 2, Pick: 3
Team:Cleveland
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 198 lb.
College:LSU
Age:26
Born:November 5, 1992
Drafted:2014 / Rd. 1 (12)
Draft Team:NYG

Odell Beckham Jr: Reports to camp

Beckham arrived at the Browns' facility and will report for mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Beckham was a part-time participant in the Browns' offseason program, though he's finally arrived in Cleveland one day before mandatory minicamp is set to begin. The star wideout was dealt to the Browns from the Giants over the offseason and is in line to serve as the team's top pass catcher alongside Jarvis Landry, assuming Beckham is able to stay healthy.

June 3, 2019 2:56 PM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Not spotted Wednesday

Beckham isn't present Wednesday for voluntary OTAs, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: The Browns reportedly are on board with Beckham being a part-time participant in the offseason program. He was present Tuesday for the start of OTAs but isn't with his teammates a day later. There hasn't been any suggestion that his quad injury from last season is playing a role in the atypical approach to offseason workouts. It mostly just seems that a select group of NFL players are challenging the notion they should always be expected to participate in something that's explicitly labeled as voluntary.

May 15, 2019 7:43 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Joins team for OTAs

Beckham (quad) will participate Tuesday when the Browns begin OTAs, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Beckham showed up April 1 for the first day of the team's voluntary offseason program, then left Cleveland to work out on his own. He'll likely join his teammates for all three rounds of OTAs in May, though June minicamp is the only mandatory activity before the beginning of training camp. There hasn't been any suggestion that Beckham's quad injury from December is still an issue.

May 14, 2019 4:44 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Offseason plans to be determined

Although Beckham attended the first day of the Browns' offseason program Monday, he wasn't present Tuesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "We don't really know the specifics right now, but he won't be here continually right now," coach Freddie Kitchens said. "He'll be back and forth, but he has some things he has to tie up, and we're getting all of that in order now."

Analysis: Beckham was a sporadic attendee of the Giants' offseason program the past two years, so his current absence has precedence. By all indications, he'll make his presence felt at OTAs throughout May and mandatory minicamp from June 4-6 to build his rapport with Baker Mayfield and company. Beckham has yet to address the quadriceps injury that forced four consecutive DNPs to conclude last season, but the aforementioned activities eventually will put an end to any questions about his health.

April 2, 2019 2:40 PM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Expected to report on time

Beckham (quadriceps) is expected to report for the start of the Browns' offseason program next Monday, Tony Grossi of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Early reports suggested Beckham was not completely thrilled by the news that he was traded to Cleveland, but even if that's true, it doesn't sound as if the star receiver is planning to protest in any way. One potential complication for his impending arrival for Monday's kickoff is that Beckham was vacationing in France at the time he was dealt, and he now has to make plans to get back in the country two weeks earlier since teams with new head coaches can begin practicing April 1. If that can be managed, it appears the Odell Beckham saga in Cleveland will begin drama-free.

March 28, 2019 7:36 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Traded to Cleveland

Beckham (quadriceps) is being traded from the Giants to the Browns, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Beckham had been rumored to be in trade talks and it appears the Giants and Browns now have a deal in place. It's unclear what was exchanged for the star receiver, but he'll undoubtedly be the top pass catcher on the offense alongside Jarvis Landry. The blockbuster deal will increase the fantasy value of quarterback Baker Mayfield and could make life easier for running backs Duke Johnson and Nick Chubb. Beckham is coming off a 2018 season that saw him record 77 receptions for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games.

March 12, 2019 5:03 PM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Trade rumors shut down

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman went out of his way Wednesday to silence the Beckham (quad) trade rumors, saying "we didn't sign Odell to trade him...that's all i have to say about that," Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Gettleman made his comment a couple hours after coach Pat Shurmur said quarterback Eli Manning will be back with the team in 2019. Shurmur emphasized the need for improvement on the offensive line, though he also acknowledged the possibility of using a draft pick to find Manning's successor. While the Giants may be willing to listen to offers, it's a long shot for Beckham to actually be traded after he signed a five-year, $90 million extension in August. He should be healthy for the start of the Giants' offseason program despite missing the final four games of the 2018 campaign.

February 27, 2019 8:58 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Could be available at right price

The Giants don't plan to trade Beckham (quadriceps), but they're probably willing to listen to offers if another team calls, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Signed to a five-year, $90 million extension last offseason, Beckham caught 77 of 124 targets for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games before missing the final four weeks of 2018 with a quad injury. He should make a full recovery before the start of the offseason program, if he isn't already back to 100 percent. Trade rumors are reasonable in the sense that Beckham would be more valuable to a team with good playoff odds, but any deal would essentially be a concession to a major rebuild in New York. With the 26-year-old wideout joined by Saquon Barkley (22 years old), Evan Engram (24) and Sterling Shepard (25), the Giants presumably are aiming for a quick turnaround, perhaps with the help of a young quarterback. The team likely would expect multiple early draft picks -- or starting-caliber players on rookie contracts -- just as a starting point to open discussions about trading Beckham.

February 18, 2019 11:41 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Out for Week 17

Beckham (quad) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Analysis: Beckham will be held out for the fourth game in a row, which brings his season to a close. Despite only playing in 12 games this year, Beckham still managed to top the 1,000-yard mark for the fourth time in five seasons as a pro. He will have plenty of time to get back to 100 percent before next season begins, but his health will likely still be part of the conversation next time fantasy drafts are held, as he has now missed 21 games in his career, including 16 over the last two seasons. It also remains to be seen who will be throwing passes to Beckham in 2019, as the Giants could decide to part ways with Eli Manning. Despite all that, Beckham remains an elite talent, and still figures to be one of the first receivers off the board in nearly every format.

December 28, 2018 9:05 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Unlikely to play Sunday

Beckham (quadriceps) isn't expected to play Week 17 against the Cowboys as he was on the side without a helmet at practice Friday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It looks as though Beckham will have three DNPs at practice this week, making it difficult to see any path for him being available Sunday. The Giants' star wide receiver has missed the last three games and seems likely to be ruled out when the team releases their official injury report following Friday's practice. Russell Shepard (ankle) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) also weren't seen at practice, which should lead to plenty of targets for the likes of Sterling Shepard (hip), Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley.

December 28, 2018 8:11 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: No go Thursday

Beckham (quadriceps) was held out of Thursday's practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: After back-to-back DNPs to open Week 17 prep, Beckham seems more likely than not to miss a fourth game in a row to wrap up the 2018 campaign. The Giants may confirm as much well before the release of inactives for the season finale, as they've done with Beckham for each of the past three contests. With Russell Shepard (ankle) also trending in the wrong direction, the trio of Sterling Shepard (hip), Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley can prepare for a healthy dose of targets yet again.

December 27, 2018 10:55 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: To remain sidelined Thursday

Head coach Pat Shurmur does not expect Beckham (quad) to participate in Thursday's practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Beckham has been absent from the Giants' previous three games while nursing a quad injury, and it's looking more and more unlikely that the star wideout will be unable to return for the Giants' regular season finale. With the team having nothing to play for in the final week of the season, it would make sense if the team elected to err on the side of caution with its prized wide receiver, but more information on that should come into light based on whether or not Beckham is able to participate in Friday's session.

December 27, 2018 7:58 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Not practicing Wednesday

Coach Pat Shurmur said Beckham (quadriceps) isn't expected to practice Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Beckham has missed the Giants' last three games and hasn't logged even a limited practice since Dec. 12, so he'll need to show some meaningful progress over the next couple days to have a realistic shot at suiting up for the season finale Sunday against the Cowboys. Per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, Shumur only said "there's a chance" that Beckham will play in Week 17, so the Giants may be inclined to err on the side of caution if they're not convinced the wideout is close to 100 percent health. Another absence from Beckham would open up more volume in the passing game for fellow receiver Sterling Shepard and top tight end Evan Engram.

December 26, 2018 8:20 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Ruled out for Week 16

Beckham (quad) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Beckham was unable to practice at all this week, and he will sit out a third straight game as a result.

December 21, 2018 8:58 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Rides bike at practice

Beckham (quadriceps) did not participate at the portion of Friday's practice open to the media, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Beckham hasn't practiced since Dec. 12, and his absence appears likely to continue with him riding a stationary bike at Friday's practice. The 26-year-old worked on the side with a trainer and caught passes Thursday, but there's been little to suggest a return is imminent. The Giants' official injury report should clear things up when released later Friday, but for now there is not much reason to be optimistic about Beckham's status for Sunday's game against the Colts.

December 21, 2018 8:14 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Attempting to get back

Beckham said Thursday he's going "day by day" with his quadriceps injury and will suit up "if his body cooperates," Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Beckham hasn't practiced since last Wednesday, Dec. 12 and hasn't played in a game since a Week 13 win against the Bears. While he missed Thursday's session, he was spotted working on the side with a trainer and snagging passes from a JUGS machine, according to Raanan, so he may be making some progress with his health. The Giants could make a ruling on Beckham's Week 16 availability as soon as Friday, especially if he's a non-participant. Sterling Shepard, Bennie Fowler, Russell Shepard (ankle) and Corey Coleman have composed the receiving corps sans Beckham.

December 20, 2018 11:22 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Sitting out another practice

Beckham (quadriceps) wasn't participating in the portion of Thursday's practice that was available to the media, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, Beckham was instead working out on the side with a trainer catching balls from a JUGS machine. Given Beckham's lack of involvement in team drills for the first two practices of the week, it's not looking promising that he'll be able to return from a two-game absence and play Sunday in Indianapolis. If Beckham is indeed sidelined again, Sterling Shepard would rank as the Giants' clear top option at receiver, though Shepard has only parlayed that distinction into four receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown on 15 targets over the past two weeks.

December 20, 2018 8:20 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Won't practice Wednesday

Coach Pat Shurmur said that Beckham (quadriceps) wouldn't practice Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Though Beckham's quad injury has sidelined him for the past two games, Shurmur reiterated Wednesday that the Giants have no immediate plans of placing the star wideout on injured reserve, per Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York. According to Herbie Teope of NFL.com, Shurmur relayed that Beckham feels better this week, but the receiver would probably need to get back on the field in some capacity Thursday and/or Friday to support that claim. If Beckham is sidelined again for Sunday's game against the Colts, Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley would earn most of the volume in the passing game.

December 19, 2018 9:00 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Won't be shut down

Coach Pat Shurmur said he isn't considering the idea of shutting Beckham (quad) down for the rest of the season, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Analysis: Elimination from playoff contention means the Giants probably won't push Beckham too hard if he's still hurting, but the team does have some hope he can get healthy in time for a Week 16 game at Indianapolis, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com. Coming off back-to-back absences, the superstar wideout probably needs to log a full practice before he's cleared to play in a game. The Giants will release their initial Week 16 injury report Wednesday afternoon.

December 17, 2018 9:24 AM EST

Odell Beckham Jr: Ruled out again

Beckham (quad) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: After opening the week with a limited practice, Beckham was held out Thursday and Friday, setting the stage for a second straight game absence. Sterling Shepard and Corey Coleman got most of the snaps at wide receiver last week, with Russell Shepard, Bennie Fowler and Jawill Davis all mixing in behind. Eli Maning likely will rely on Shepard, Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram.

December 14, 2018 9:10 AM EST

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