Giants’ Mara reiterates Beckham stance: ‘He’s not on the block’

Amid more reports Tuesday stating that the New York Giants are listening to trade offers for Odell Beckham Jr., franchise co-owner John Mara again stated the superstar receiver isn’t being shopped.

Former Astros first base coach Rich Dauer, who has recovered after almost dying when he suffered an acute subdural hematoma during Houston’s victory parade, threw out a ceremonial first pitch. Dauer wept openly the entire time he was on the field and wiped his puffy eyes with a handkerchief after he tossed the strike to Hinch. More tears came as he embraced Hinch at the plate and they continued to flow as he received big hugs from Correa, Altuve, Springer and many other Astros.

The World Series mattered to him, living mattered more, Hinch said. That moment hit a lot of us.

However, Gettleman was visibly angered by trade speculation and rumors that Beckham won’t set foot on an NFL field without a new contract, reports Jarrett Bell of USA Today Sports. The GM also said you don’t quit on talent while discussing Beckham, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Earlier in the day, head coach Pat Shurmur simply said Beckham is on our team right now, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Beckham’s contract situation – he’s set to enter 2018 on a fifth-year option that will pay him $8 million – figures to dominate storylines all offseason until there is a resolution.

Stigmatized as the one defensive lineman in football the Eagles don’t want to keep on their roster, the productive Curry was underrated by traditional metrics last season. He had only three sacks, but he tied Chris Long for the team lead with 18 quarterback knockdowns, which are usually a better predictor of future sacks than sacks themselves. (A pass-rusher with 18 knockdowns will usually generate about eight sacks.) The concerning thing, perhaps, is that Curry has a track record of underperforming those totals; while he racked up nine sacks on 11 knockdowns in 2014, the Marshall product has turned 45 knockdowns into only nine sacks over the three ensuing seasons.patriots_013

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