Beckham Jr. was in attendance for the start of the Giants’ voluntary offseason conditioning program without a contract extension, but missed the final few days.
Giants HC Pat Shurmur told reporters (per Ralph Vacchiano) a few weeks ago that while Beckham is still not fully cleared to return from the ankle injury that ended his 2017 season, he’s is “pretty close.”
It will be interesting to see the Giants and Beckham get seriously involved in long-term extension talks this summer, given that he chose to be with the team for voluntary workouts.
The Giants will have the franchise tag at their disposal next year if they can’t get a deal done before then.
Beckham, 25, was taken with the No. 12 overall pick by the Giants back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $10,406,198 contract but the Giants picked up his fifth-year option last year.
Beckham stands to make a base salary of $8,459,000 for the 2018 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career next year.
In 2017, Beckham Jr’s season was cut short when he suffered a season-ending injury. He caught 25 passes for 302 yards receiving and three touchdowns over the course of four games.
We have him featured in our Top 25 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.