Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Saturday told reporters he'll be in attendance when the New York Giants open training camp on July 25. Yes you will," Beckham told reporters who asked if they'll see him at the Giants camp as he left a camp he's hosting for some 550 first- through eighth-graders in Metuchen, N.J., on Saturday. Seeking a contract extension as he enters the fifth-year option of his rookie deal, Beckham showed for the start of organized team activities -- which are voluntary -- in May but had been absent for two weeks before showing up for mandatory minicamp last week.

It was not a good day at New York Giants minicamp. While he’s reportedly OK, the team nearly lost big-money left tackle Nate Solder to a knee injury and just as alarming, defensive tackle Damon Harrison swung a helmet at guard Will Hernandez’s head, and there were punches thrown. According to reporter Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News, one of many media members who saw what happened, Solder’s knee got rolled up on during a run play.

New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur expects all his players to be at training camp. Shurmur also said Thursday after the conclusion of minicamp that there was "no reason to believe" that Beckham won't be able to do everything come training camp. Beckham did run and cut at full speed while running routes with quarterback Eli Manning for the first time this week.

New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder tweaked his right knee Thursday after being rolled up on during a minicamp scuffle. The Giants' marquee offseason signing wasn't a main participant in the scuffle that saw defensive tackle Damon Harrison swing the helmet of rookie guard Will Hernandez at Hernandez's head.

Pat Shurmur's first minicamp with the New York Giants nearly had an ugly ending when high-priced left tackle Nate Solder tweaked a knee after being bumped during a helmet-swinging scuffle between defensive tackle Damon Harrison and rookie guard Will Hernandez. Solder, who signed a four-year, $62 million contract in March, walked away from the fight on the third and final day of the minicamp on Thursday and sat on the grass after Harrison and Hernandez were separated.

All-Pro right guard Zack Martin and the Dallas Cowboys agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension worth $84 million with $40 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports. At $14 million per year, the deal makes Martin the second-highest-paid offensive lineman, and the highest-paid guard, in NFL history. Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones told reporters Monday at a rookie luncheon that the deal was imminent.

There's no doubt Saquon Barkley has the talent to be great NFL running back. The Penn State product who the New York Giants grabbed with the second overall pick in the draft has it all. ''Physically, he looks the part,'' two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning said of Barkley.

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was recognized nationally Wednesday morning for his breakout season while dealing with personal tragedy. Goodwin was announced as the winner of the George Halas Award, which the Pro Football Writers of America gives to NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed. Just hours later, Goodwin joined his teammates at Levi's Stadium.

Odell Beckham Jr. has been cleared to practice although the star New York Giants' receiver did little work in team periods at the opening of the first mandatory minicamp under new coach Pat Shurmur. Beckham, who missed several voluntary practices in the final phase of organized team activities in the past month, looked good running pass routes Tuesday. Just the fact that Beckham was there entering the final year of his contract was a positive.

Odell Beckham Jr. has been cleared to practice although the star New York Giants' receiver did little work in team periods at the opening of the first mandatory minicamp under new coach Pat Shurmur. Beckham, who missed several voluntary practices in the final phase of organized team activities in the past month, looked good running pass routes Tuesday. Just the fact that Beckham was there entering the final year of his contract was a positive.

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