More good news comes from the Giants' East Rutherford facility Tuesday regarding star WR Odell Beckham Jr., as he showed up for the team's three-day minicamp ahead of the NFL Draft.
"Yeah, he's here and he's been here," Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said. "So, he's going through his rehab to get fully cleared. He was able to be involved in the walkthrough, but as we get going here -- competitive, full-speed -- he won't be able to participate this afternoon."
Shurmur, who is leading the minicamp over the next three days, also said that his start wideout will "absolutely" be a part of the Giants in 2018.
"Absolutely. He's an excellent player. He's part of our team and he's a very valued member of our team," he said.
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 also showed up to the first day of the Giants' voluntary offseason workout program earlier this month. And just as Shurmur said he won't participate in the full-speed portion of practice, he didn't stay for the entire week of the first workouts due to the continued rehab of his surgically-repaired ankle.
The 25-year-old receiver has been posting videos to his social media platforms, showing that his ankle appears to be healing nicely.
Beckham also showed his Instagram followers how in shape he is when he posted a video of himself pulling an SUV up a driveway on Monday.
The LSU product 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.