Odell Beckham Jr. was not at OTA No. 4, and because it's Odell Beckham Jr., that will end up being a semi-big deal.
But it's not. At all.
Never mind that this is a "voluntary" program, or that many players don't show up for every day of the offseason program or every single organized team activity (OTA) session. The larger point with Beckham is that the Giants weren't looking to award him a "perfect attendance" certificate this offseason. They weren't asking him or requiring him to be here every day.
What the new regime of GM Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur wanted to see was some sign of commitment to what Shurmur calls "the Giant way" - a sign that Beckham was buying into their program and wasn't going to be distracted by his contract, his celebrity, or whatever controversy was coming next.
And so far this offseason, they've gotten it. He was at some of the days of the offseason program, including Day 1. He was at some of the OTAs, including the first one.
He's actually been with the Giants in the offseason more than some others - like defensive tackle Damon Harrison and right tackle Ereck Flowers. And by all accounts, he's done everything the Giants have asked while in town, and he's been in constant communication with them when he's not.
So the fact that he didn't show up for OTA No. 4 is really of no concern, and it didn't seem to bother anyone in the Giants organization. Would they like him to be here 100 percent of the time? Sure. They'd like that for all of their players. But as long as the program is "voluntary," they are happy to take what they can get.
And what they've gotten from Beckham this spring is enough to keep them happy - to prove to them that he's going to be a team player.
This offseason, that's all the Giants really wanted to see.