Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr explained his logic for not holding out for a long-term extension, despite his recent comments that he’s looking to be the highest-paid player in the NFL.
“I don’t have time [to hold out],” Beckham said, via Jordan Raana of ESPN. “I’m 24 years old. I’m trying to play football until I can’t play football anymore. I can’t get caught up taking days and not playing.
“Le’Veon is in a different situation. He’s been doing this. He’s a running back. Their career expectancy is a little shorter due to stats and all that. Le’Veon is a guy who has proved himself time and time again. … I hope Le’Veon gets the highest contract a running back has ever had in history of the entire NFL.
“… I’m not here to hold out. I’m here to practice. I’m here to get better each and every day. I feel I have stuff I can improve on, stuff I need to work on, and really stuff I’m willing to work on.”
Giants owner John Mara said that while there’s currently no timetable for a new deal, they plan to pay Beckham the right amount at the right time.
“He deserves to be paid,” Mara said, “and we’re going to pay him. … I just don’t feel like there is any need to rush into it. But he’s going to end up getting paid at some point.”
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- Mike Silver of the NFL Media reports that the Ravens have heard from numerous fans in recent days who are “staunchly opposed” to the team signing free agent QB Colin Kaepernick.
- Even so, Silver says that Baltimore has yet to rule out the possibility of bringing Kaepernick in.
- Earlier in the day, Ravens HC John Harbaugh explained that the recent addition of David Olson doesn’t preclude them from signing Kaepernick. (NFLTR)
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