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New York Giants: Odell Beckham Jr. Working with Eli Manning During Manning Passing Academy

July 11th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Dan Benton

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning said at the conclusion of mandatory mini-camp that he hoped to have at least one additional private workout with his wide receivers prior to the start of training camp, and he's done exactly that down in Louisiana during the 19th annual Manning Passing Academy.

"We just have to see," Manning said in mid-June about possibly organizing workouts. "Maybe a couple. A lot of people are traveling around doing things, so it makes it somewhat difficult because you can't do it [at the team facility] with the CBA and all of those rules. … If we can hopefully maybe get together somewhere, it would be good to get some work done."

Although it remains unclear how many of his teammates arrived for private workouts during the Academy, which will run from Thursday through Sunday, it has been confirmed that first-round pick, Odell Beckham Jr., is among those in attendance. Rueben Randle had also previously been slated to attend.

The private workouts for Manning and his receivers are nothing new, having become an annual tradition dating back to the NFL Lockout when Manning held full-team "practices" in both New Jersey and at Duke University. They not only serve as a good team building exercise, but help aid in communication and continuity between quarterback and receiver — something desperately needed for Manning & Co. in Ben McAdoo's new offensive system.


Tags: Ben McAdoo, Eli Manning, Football, New Jersey, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Odell Beckham Jr., Rueben Randle

9 Responses to “New York Giants: Odell Beckham Jr. Working with Eli Manning During Manning Passing Academy”

  1.  kujo says:


    I can’t wait for training camp to start!

    With the Rangers getting pummeled in the Stanley Cup, the U.S. getting bounced out of the World Cup in the round of 16, the Knicks being perpetually terrible, and the Yankees keeping the medical industry in business, there’s not much to be happy about sports-wise right now.

    As an aside, my father purchased a Sunday football outfit for our son to wear once he’s born in October. Joseph will watch games with his daddy wearing a blue “I Drool Blue and Red” onesie. He also called dibs on buying him his first jersey.

  2.  fanfor55years says:

    Can’t start ‘em too young. I love that idea.

  3.  fanfor55years says:

    Dan, how can you say that? There are big cricket matches going on in Brooklyn and Queens every week. Sticky wicket, that (whatever the hell that means).

    •  kujo says:

      I hear some of the hipper dudes and dudettes out in Brooklyn are staging a Quidditch variant of the World Cup, as well.

      •  skinnydoogan says:

        I actually looked one day out of morbid curiosity and there is indeed not only a Quidditch league but a Quidditch world cup.

        •  skinnydoogan says:

          I guess like Beer pong, it might be worth some drunken laughs but I am trying to figure out how you can play a sport while pretending to be flying on a broom.

  4.  Since 1963 says:

    I think that this story, though there’s not much in it, is more important than whether all those about Eli has or hasn’t lost it (or whether he had anything in the first place). If Beckham is running pass routes, he’s not hurt.

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