The New York Giants have been busy reshaping their wide receiver lineup, effectively shutting down any lingering hopes of an Odell Beckham Jr. return. Instead, the team focused on retaining key players and bringing in fresh talent. The Giants made moves this week by re-signing Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard while adding Parris Campbell to their roster.
On Friday, the Giants secured Slayton with a two-year deal, a move that seemed to put the final nail in the coffin for any potential Beckham comeback. According to ESPN, the Giants consider Beckham “out of their price range.”
Beckham took to social media on Saturday, questioning rumors that he demanded $20 million per season. He hinted that he received an offer of just $4 million after working out for various teams during the week.
The former Pro Bowl wide receiver didn’t play in the 2022 season due to a torn ACL. However, he spent his time visiting several teams, seeking a multi-year contract. While he didn’t secure the desired deal, Beckham reportedly worked out for at least 12 teams this week.
Beckham’s most recent appearance on the field was a game-changing performance with the Los Angeles Rams, contributing to their Super Bowl victory. In the 2021 season, Beckham turned his fortunes around after a tumultuous departure from the Cleveland Browns. He caught 27 passes for 305 yards and five touchdowns in eight games with the Rams.
During his four postseason games, Beckham racked up 21 catches for 288 yards and two touchdowns. In Super Bowl LVI, he made two catches for 52 yards and a touchdown before succumbing to the knee injury that sidelined him for the 2022 season.
Although a reunion with the Giants seems off the table, numerous teams are expected to express interest in Beckham, given that he remains one of the top free-agent pass-catchers. With the Giants moving forward with their recent signings, it’s only a matter of time before Beckham finds his next NFL home.