New York Giants defensive end Damon Harrison defended wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.'s decision to skip organized team activities in the spring.
"As long as [he] can still do what he needs to do to be prepared for the season," Harrison said on NFL Network's Good Morning Football, according to the New York Post's Thomas Lipe.
"Have you seen him this offseason? [He looks] awesome."
Harrison, who signed a five-year, $46 million deal with the Giants last offseason, called OTAs "useless" for him, according to Lipe.
"To be 100 percent honest with you, I didn't even want to be at the voluntary workouts," Harrison said. "I'm a physical guy and I can't do anything physical there [because] we don't have on shoulder pads."
Beckham said he did not skip OTAs as a protest for his salary or as part of a new contract; rather, he said he skipped it so he could train and get in the right mindset for the season.
"I was just taking the time to trian," Beckham said in June. "Really grow and mature ... and you just have time to be able to reflect on life and learn new things."
Harrison said the 24-year-old Beckham, who has 35 touchdowns and 4,122 receiving yards in 43 games since entering the league, has proven he can succeed on the field.
"For a guy like Odell, 1,300-plus yards every year he's been in the league, 10-plus TDs every year he's been in the league," Harrison said. "When you come to a New York Giants game, 98 percent of people in attendance come to see Odell Beckham Jr."