Multiple sources tell Jordan Raanan of ESPN that there haven’t been any recent discussions about new contracts for WR Odell Beckham Jr., G Justin Pugh, C Weston Richburg, LB Jonathan Casillas and LB Devon Kennard.
Although, Raanan adds that it’s possible things could change in the coming weeks or even during the season, but it appears as though New York is in no rush to hammer out any contracts.
Beckham Jr recently said one of his goals is to become the highest-paid player in the NFL. The Giants have him under contract through the 2018 season after they picked up his fifth-year option and they could always franchise him if needed in 2019, so it’s not a big surprise to hear that nothing is close with him.
Pugh has also made it clear he’s looking to cash in, but he’ll be an unrestricted free agent next year and should be in line for an impressive deal if he can put together another strong season.
Some have said that the most likely player to get an extension before the start of the season is Richburg, so that’s something to watch over the next few weeks.
Beckham, 24, was taken with the No. 12 overall pick by the Giants back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $10,406,198 contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,839,02 for the 2017 season.
The fifth-year option will run the Giants $8,459,000, but is guaranteed only for injury and won’t prevent them from working on a long-term extension over the next year.
In 2016, Beckham appeared in all 16 games for the Giants and caught 101 passes for 1,367 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 12 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.