Despite talk about a holdout and a potential trade, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was in attendance for the start of the team’s offseason workout program..
New coach Pat Shurmur confirmed that Beckham was in the building Monday alongside his teammates, even though the workouts are voluntary under the collective bargaining agreement between the players and owners.
Authentic Mens Doug Flutie Jersey The start of the offseason program also marked the first day the new Giants coaching staff was allowed to talk football with the players. Shurmur was set to meet with his players for the first time at 9:15 a.m. His message centered around growing away from the what happened last year during a disastrous 3-13 season where Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese were fired. The dysfunctional Giants also had three players suspended for their conduct.
Beckham wasn’t among them. He missed most of last season with Alonzo Mourning Jersey a fractured ankle suffered during a Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, but he still finished second on the team with three touchdown receptions despite playing in just four games. The Giants struggled badly without him, averaging 13.6 points in the 13 games where he either didn’t play or was limited.
He drove the first pitch he saw from Jon Gray (1-2) above the Rockies bullpen in right-center. Carlos Asuaje followed Richard with a home run, the second time this season the Padres have gone deep in successive at-bats.
Clayton really got us going (offensively), Padres manager Andy Green said. That’s not actually what you expect to happen. That ball was absolutely crushed.
Richard, who last homered Aug. 27 at Miami, said his towering home run was pretty much a stroke of good fortune.
I got lucky. Let’s be real, he said.
Richard (1-1) allowed four runs in five innings. Brad Hand struck out the side in the ninth for his third save.
Ian Desmond, Chris Iannetta and Gonzalez homered for the Rockies. Gonzalez’s two-run drive came in the sixth off Jordan Lyles, pulled the Rockies within 7-6 and led to the ejection of Padres manager Andy Green.
Left fielder Cory Spangenberg made a leaping attempt at the wall and actually had the ball in his glove for an instant, even as a fan tried simultaneously to make a barehanded catch. The fan appeared to make some contact with the glove and may have even gotten a hand in the mitt before backing his hands away as Spangenberg dropped back to the ground.
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