Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon Expected at Giants Minicamp After Missing OTAs

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 9, 2017

NFC wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants sits on the sidelines during the second half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M Ebenhack)
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The New York Giants anticipate having wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and defensive end Olivier Vernon at minicamp next week. 

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo was asked about Beckham and Olivier possibly showing up for minicamp on Friday. 

"Sure, I expect everyone to be here," McAdoo said, via ESPN.com's Jordan Raanan. "I'm not spending time talking about attendance. It's minicamp. We're looking forward to everyone being here next week."

Beckham and Vernon did not take part in the Giants' organized team activities, which ended Friday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday that Beckham's absence from OTAs was due to his desire for a new contract. 

Beckham is entering the fourth year of his rookie deal that will pay him $1.8 million in 2017, and the Giants exercised his fifth-year option for 2018 worth $8.46 million, per Spotrac

While an official reason for Vernon's absence has not been given, he suggested it was due to cold temperatures. 

“It’s too chilly out there, man,” Vernon told Giants teammate Jay Bromley at a charity event on Tuesday, via Newsday's Tom Rock

Vernon is accustomed to warm temperatures after growing up in Miami, playing college football at the University of Miami and spending the first four years of his NFL career with the Miami Dolphins


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