Yes, Odell is in the building.

No, Pat Shurmur is not viewing the attendance of Odell Beckham Jr. at Monday’s opening day of the Giants’ offseason workout program as some sort of springboard to a long-term commitment or contract for the star receiver or a seminal moment in the history of the player, the franchise or the world.
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Limited Mens Dee Ford Jersey Just as Beckham’s presence can be overplayed, it also can be underplayed. As always with all things Odell, balance and perspective is crucial, and often missing. Beckham last year did not take part in the Giants’ offseason program, opting to do his work in Los Angeles. This time around, there is a new coach and coaching staff, a new general manager and a new injury, as Beckham is coming off October surgery to repair a fractured left ankle.

Shurmur said he communicated with Beckham after the NFL owners’ meetings two weeks ago in Orlando, when a swirl of fiction and non-fiction circulated about Beckham, the video of him in a Paris hotel with a French model (and substances that looked like drugs), the Giants’ irritation with the video as the latest Beckham distraction and the Giants fielding trade offers for him.

People are quick to pigeonhole you, the 45-year-old said. If me and you are talking sports, and it’s, ‘Hey he played basketball,’ then we start talking baseball and people are like, ‘What is he doing talking about baseball?’ That’s ridiculous. If you are knowledgeable about something and are able to talk about it, you should be able to express yourself. That’s one of the barriers that I continue to want to break for former athletes who are in this industry.

Rose has that chance full-time now on Get Up!, alongside Mike Greenberg and Michelle Beadle. ESPN built a South Street Seaport studio for the show 鈥?the focal point of the network’s New York City operation 鈥?and the trio is making a Paul Coffey Jersey combined $14.5 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Rose dismissed ratings as a personal barometer of success, and that’s a good thing thus far. The ratings for the first two shows 鈥?it premiered Monday 鈥?were far from ideal. According to Sports TV Ratings Twitter account, the show averaged 283,000 views on Monday 鈥?or 44,000 less than SportsCenter did on the same day a year ago 鈥?and 243,000 on Tuesday.

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