Odell Beckham releases “I’m back” video before minicamp

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Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham’s absence from voluntary workouts this offseason has provided a little noise in an otherwise quiet patch of the team’s calendar and a continued absence through this week’s mandatory minicamp would make a much bigger commotion.

Word last week was the Beckham wouldn’t be going that route, which would leave him subject to fines, and Beckham appeared to confirm it with a post to Instagram on Sunday night. Beckham wrote “#ImBack” along with a biblical reference reminding his followers that “The rain falls on the just and unjust alike.”

Beckham doesn’t say which camp he’s in, but the video part of the post shows him going through the workouts that kept him occupied while the Giants were doing OTAs. The implication to those critical of his choices this offseason would seem to be that Beckham was doing plenty of work, but it goes unstated. Further criticism of Beckham will be similarly unstated as long as he continues producing during the competitive sections of the year.

Beckham hasn’t spoken about his absence or suggestions that it is related to his desire for a new contract. He should have the opportunity to do so after the Giants minicamp opens on Tuesday.

59 responses to “Odell Beckham releases “I’m back” video before minicamp

  1. I guess his ” I am the center of the universe” personality is making him a lot of new fans under 16. One of these days can he will post something that indicates how much he enjoys being a teammate?

  2. When it comes to all round and possession receiver, this dude couldn’t hold Marques Colston’s jock strap. Yeah I said it, the same Colston that never made a pro-bowl. So many great receivers do it quietly and under the radar. Wonders why some are diva, maybe daddy didn’t pay enough attention.

  3. OBJ has his priorities straight and his head on right
    – ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    C’mon folks, another diva athlete. Nothing to see, move on, move on. This isn’t the droid you seek …

  4. What the article forgot to say was that his video was of him singing his favorite Christopher Cross song: “Saaaiiilllinggg… Take me away…”

    He added [from the playoffs]… you know to make the song his own.

  5. Great draft for WR’s outside of 2 of the top 5 (Watkins and Lee). Both might turn out to not be, though.

    Richardson and Latimer get the B word. Anything past round 2 (Huff etc is throwing darts unless your Pittsburgh who seem to hit quite a bit).

    Horrible draft for TE’s.

    Landry and Robinson look like top 10 picks and the Jets blow their 3rd and 4th round picks on WR’s and hit gold in the 6th with Enunwa.

  6. The media creates the diva. All he did was not show up for VOLUNTARY workouts. He didn’t say why he didn’t show up or run his mouth he just didn’t show up.

  7. I wondered where he went after he dribbled all those passes up in Lambeau Field last January. Dude ought to get out of the house more, and let people know what he’s up to.

  8. When will all you OBJ haters own up to the simple fact that your tune would instantly change if he was on your team? Hypocrites.

  9. Getting into some TO (ala Eagles 2005) territory here. Could it be that another diva receiver selfishly crushes his team and then later comes to play well (and antic free) for a few years with the Cowboys?!?!?! (a man can dream, cant he?) ha ha ha. Dez is a man, he has grown up, this chump is growing down and growing his “brand”. Love it. Soon enough he will fall in love with a porn star or one of the Kardashians. It would be awesome if Kim stepped out on Yeezus with him and a public blood feud began!!!

  10. He is the poster boy of what’s wrong with youth in America. It’s all about “Look at me!” Damn shame too because no one questions his talent.

  11. So in his world simply showing up is a triumph to be celebrated? Trophy’s sure must have come easy while growing up then.

  12. bocadiver1 says:
    Jun 12, 2017 9:38 AM
    When will all you OBJ haters own up to the simple fact that your tune would instantly change if he was on your team? Hypocrites.

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    I wouldn’t get a chance to sing either way because the coach of my local team would not stand for his behavior long enough for any tunes. This guy would find himself traded to the Browns for a third rounder and a bag of salt free potato chips.

  13. He takes the word “professional” right out of the phrase “professional athlete”…

  14. When will all you OBJ haters own up to the simple fact that your tune would instantly change if he was on your team? Hypocrites.
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    My team has Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. I’ll be just fine over here….with low key professional players, not some dancing diva Princess.

  15. It all started with that 1 handed grab.

    And if everyone everywhere falls all over themselves to tell him he’s the greatest, I suspect at some point he starts to believe it. Factor in the instant wealth he received when he became a professional athlete too. And the endorsements.

    Might be hard to stay humble for some of us.

  16. bocadiver1 says:
    Jun 12, 2017 9:38 AM
    When will all you OBJ haters own up to the simple fact that your tune would instantly change if he was on your team?
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    He does play for the team I root for and I have no problem admitting he is a $50M talent with a 50¢ head. I appreciate what he can do between the lines, doesn’t mean I have to like the rest of the package. The two aren’t mutually exclusive. I’d gladly trade him and a second rounder for DeAndre Hopkins tomorrow.

    Sometimes I can’t help but wonder how much better off psychologically Beckham would be if he played in a more player friendly media market. The media here embraces a talented new player the way a tight family welcomes the first baby of a new generation only to turn on them like rabid dogs at the first sign of weakness. And OBJ has shown plenty of weakness. He just doesn’t have it in him to look at the way Jeter and Manning, each with their own different styles, have owned this town and govern himself accordingly. Not that he isn’t doing well with endorsements but if he had his bleep together he would be printing money.

  17. r8rsfan says:
    Jun 12, 2017 10:40 AM
    It all started with that 1 handed grab.

    And if everyone everywhere falls all over themselves to tell him he’s the greatest, I suspect at some point he starts to believe it. Factor in the instant wealth he received when he became a professional athlete too. And the endorsements.

    Might be hard to stay humble for some of us.

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    And as great as a catch as it was, as per usual, NYers claim it’s the greatest catch in NFL history, immediately.

    Typical.

    They deserve one another.

    If I am GM, and I don’t care how talented an RB or WR is, I am not touching them in the draft. Why bother, when the immaturity and fear of needing to pay them so much in a few years, can cripple your team?

    See LeVeon Bell in Pitt as another example.

  18. Is there a more self centered fool than this guy ? No need to answer, it is obvious. Giants now have 2 of the biggest fools in the NFL at wide receiver , with Eli easily on the downside of his career. Good luck with that

  19. bocadiver1 says:
    Jun 12, 2017 9:38 AM
    When will all you OBJ haters own up to the simple fact that your tune would instantly change if he was on your team? Hypocrites.
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    Nah, I had the mother of all divas, Terrell Owens, on my team (49ers). Believe me, he received massive criticism and all warranted. We cheered for him because he helped the team. But that cheering stopped when he became a cancer.

  20. ME ME ME LOOK AT ME !!!!!!

    AND THEN LOOK AT ME SOME MORE !!!!!!!

    Just another immature child in a grown man’s body. He has the talent but not the mentality to be a champion.

  21. For as long as the Cowboys remain in the NFC East and play the NY Giant-Egos at least once a year, Dallas needs a large-mirrored transgender restroom for OBJ’s hairstyle.

  22. tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 12, 2017 10:57 AM

    And as great as a catch as it was, as per usual, NYers claim it’s the greatest catch in NFL history, immediately.

    Typical.

    They deserve one another.
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    I have never once heard any of us say that. BTW, you forgot to say something about cap hell. Snipe at NY all you like, that 18-1 is never going away fanboy. One would think winning 2 Super Bowls since then would give you a little more perspective. You are no different than the 12’s and Steelers fans you make fun of, carrying your little grudge and sniping from the weeds. Arguably the best QB & HC of all time, 5 Super Bowl titles in 16 years and you still act like a petulant child, smh.

  23. bocadiver1 says:
    Jun 12, 2017 9:38 AM
    When will all you OBJ haters own up to the simple fact that your tune would instantly change if he was on your team? Hypocrites.

    I’ll take AJ every day of the week.

  24. “For as long as the Cowboys remain in the NFC East and play the NY Giant-Egos at least once a year, Dallas needs a large-mirrored transgender restroom for OBJ’s hairstyle.”

    Texas and bathrooms … why are they so obsessed?

  25. “Typical liberal spotlight seeker.”

    You know the propaganda is working when anyone you dislike you can also politically brand despite them never saying one thing political.

  26. Man, what a Pre-Madonna! Doesn’t he know that everyone could care less that he showed up for his physical? It’s mind bottling how he could of made it this far threw life with nothing but free rain to wreck havoc over his teammates. I know it’s a mute point, but it’d peek my interest to know that the statue of limitations allows for the Giants to make him the escape goat that he is and toss him by the waste side. I’d wait on baited breath for that to happen!

  27. “Man, I am Glad OBJ does not play for the team I root for. All Talk, and not enough walk.”

    This is why you can’t take PFT readers serious at times. He’s 24 years old and already has 35 TDs and 4k yards. He has just about the same numbers as Randall Cobb, in half the time. 200 or so less yards, and 5 less TDs. 9 more TDs than Alshon Jeffery and 400 or so less yards yet he’s played two more years than him. More TDs than Golden Tate & T.Y Hilton, little over a thousand yards less than them yet Tate has played four more years than him, and Hilton two. He was also Rookie of the year and second team all-pro.

    You can say what you will about his braggadocios behavior but not enough walk? That’s a down right lie and everybody that liked that comment knows it. He is a complete baller.

  28. Put OB side by side with Trump and let the readers decide who gets the “bad hair day” award.

  29. stinkymcmulligan says:
    Jun 12, 2017 12:57 PM
    Typical liberal spotlight seeker.
    He has a few highlight reel catches – which doesn’t amount to a hill of beans.

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    I think seeking the spotlight is something we can all agree is not restricted to the left side of the political spectrum.

  30. bocadiver1 says:
    When will all you OBJ haters own up to the simple fact that your tune would instantly change if he was on your team? Hypocrites.

    I always laugh at the childishness of narrow comments like that.
    If OBJ played on ANY of the other 31 teams YOU would dislike him. I know it, you know it, and so does everyone here.
    You stick up for him only because he plays on YOUR favorite team, which makes YOU just as big a hypocrite and no different than those you call hypocritical for disliking him.

  31. sgordon909usdm419 says:
    Jun 12, 2017 10:23 AM
    When will all you OBJ haters own up to the simple fact that your tune would instantly change if he was on your team? Hypocrites.
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    My team has Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. I’ll be just fine over here….with low key professional players, not some dancing diva Princess.
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    Did Crab get his chain back yet?

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