Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr. practiced on Thursday for the first time since season-ending ankle surgery.
Beckham did individual drills before heading to the sidelines to continue working.
He has been present for all three days of the Giants' voluntary minicamp, which concludes Thursday. Beckham also showed up to the first day of the Giants' voluntary offseason workout program earlier this month.
Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said on Tuesday that Beckham -- who has been the subject of trade rumors -- will "absolutely" be a part of the Giants in 2018.
"Absolutely. He's an excellent player," Shurmur said. "He's part of our team and he's a very valued member of our team."
Shurmur has developed a close relationship with Beckham since being named the Giants' new head coach back in January. He says their conversations are "open and honest with each other," whether it is over text or a phone call.
"Well, it's like any relationship. We constantly communicate," Shurmur said. "We had a great talk yesterday. He came in, we sat down as we're getting ready for this minicamp so we can talk about what we're trying to get accomplished. We've spoken on the phone, we text. It's like any relationship. We're very honest and open with one another and we communicate frequently."
Beckham caught only 25 passes for 302 yards and three touchdowns last season after suffering a fractured ankle in the Week 5 matchup against the Chargers at MetLife Stadium.