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Eli Mannings advice for Odell Beckham amid contract hassle

Eli Mannings advice for Odell Beckham amid contract hassle
Published On: Tue, Jun 12
Oct 8, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) injured himself and left the game on a cart at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Eli Manning knows it can happen. It almost happened to him and, he fears, it could happen to Odell Beckham Jr. as long as the star wide receiver continues to live life with the Giants without a contract extension.

The uncertainty can weigh on a player.

a€œUnfortunately, it can,a€™a€™ Manning said Monday afternoon at the Guiding Eyes for the Blind Golf Classic at Mount Kisco Country Club.

Manning knows of what he speaks. Back in 2015, he was in contract negotiations, going through all the spring work and even the summer training camp without a deal. He eventually signed a four-year, $84 million extension in the second week of September, two days before the regular-season opener.

Looking back, Manning recalls that waiting game was no fun.

a€œEven though it wasna€™t really something that was on my mind you just had to keep answering questions about it,a€™a€™ Manning said. a€œIta€™s not something I discussed with people, but for whatever reason it becomes an issue. I didna€™t harp on it, I didna€™t worry about it, but the fact that it was in the papers or you had to answer about it, it can become a hassle.

a€œHopefully, obviously everything with Odell and that, whether it gets solved or whatever, ita€™s something that you dona€™t have to keep answering about it.a€™a€™

Manning and the Giants have a busy week, as Tuesday is the start of a mandatory three-day minicamp andA Beckham will be in attendance. He has no desire to lose money here a€” in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, a player can be fined $84,435 for missing the three-day camp a€” as he continues his goodwill approach by giving the Giants what they want.

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