Two days after Giants owner John Mara opened the door for Odell Beckham Jr. trade winds to swirl, he closed it almost all the way.
And he says there is no way to shut it that last crack.
Do I want him to be traded Absolutely not. I want him to be a Giant, Mara told a small pack of reporters Tuesday afternoon at the NFL Annual Meeting. I can’t promise that’s going to happen.
But listening to trade interest — like the call the Rams reportedly made — and actively dangling an an asset as available to teams are two different things.
He is not on the (trade) block, Mara said. Is that going to stop clubs from possibly calling us No. We’re not shopping him.
The possibility of that kick-it-down-the-road scenario — which is happening to Beckham’s friend LeVeon Bell with the Steelers — seems to have prompted the idea of a holdout by Beckham. Giants officials say they have not been informed of that plan by Beckham or his agent.
Since it’s been written about, I assume teams are going to possibly be calling about him, Mara said. But that happens anyway. You just don’t know about it. Now it’s a little more obvious.
And that’s without factoring in the nasty divorce the Dolphins just had with Jarvis Landry, Beckham’s college teammate and close friend.
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Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and C.J. Anderson are good players, but Keenum doesn’t have as much support as he did in Minnesota on either side of the ball. Left tackle Garett Bolles needs to improve after a shaky rookie season, and a defense that has been losing bite the last few years could miss Aqib Talib.
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