Report: Giants, Beckham open negotiations

The New York Giants and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. have started contract negotiations, according to ESPN.The network reported Thursday morning that the contract talks began earlier this week. The hope is the two sides will come to terms before the Giants open the regular season Sept. 9 against Jacksonville.The revelation comes a few days after Giants owner John Mara said the two sides would sit at the table “sooner rather than later.”Beckham, 25, could become the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. To do so, he would have to top the $17 million that Pittsburgh is giving Antonio Brown annually as part of his contract signed in 2017 and the $16.5 million annually that Tampa Bay committed to a five-year deal with Mike Evans earlier this year.Under the fifth-year option of his rookie deal, Beckham is scheduled to earn just under $8.5 million this season.According to ESPN, the Giants put off negotiations because they wanted to see how Beckham had recovered from the broken ankle he sustained last October and to make sure he had established a rapport with new coach Pat Shurmur and his staff.

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