Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. will be present at mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, but don't expect to see much of him during team drills.
After Beckham arrived for his pre-minicamp physical on Monday, the question of whether or not he would be fully cleared for practice this week reached its peak. Head coach Pat Shurmur noted earlier that his star receiver was "pretty close" to being medically cleared to participate with the rest of the squad.
However, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, the Giants and Beckham didn't have any intention to take team reps this week. Instead, they want to continue to be cautious, and both sides are "totally on the same page" with this decision.
Beckham, who continues to rehab his ankle that needing to be surgically repaired after a fracture in Week 5 of last season, will likely be seen during individual drills before being sidelined when full team reps take place.
Prior to camp kicking off, QB Eli Manning said he and Beckham can certainly work on a few things no matter what kind of reps he is allowed to get.
"I think he's supposed to be able to maybe do a few things week, whether it's routes versus air or certain things to start working," Manning said on Monday. "A lot of the routes are very similar (to the past). There are a few that are a little different that we can start working on those and get the timing down."
Beckham will once again return to the practice field without a new contract as well. He missed the last seven OTA practices, and Shurmur admitted on Bruce Beck's Sports Final show on NBC Sunday night that his absence was "because of the contract thing." He was present for a few OTAs and some of the Giants' offseason workout program.
So, for now, Beckham won't be holding out as the three-day minicamp kicks off. But No. 13 will continue to take baby steps as he aims to be fully healthy for next season.