Manning: Beckham looked like 'old self' at camp
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UNION, N.J. — When New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham worked on full-speed routes last month at mandatory minicamp, Manning came away impressed. He thought Beckham looked like his “old self” during some throwing sessions between the two.
Beckham broke his ankle last October in a loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He has been rehabbing ever since. Minicamp was his first opportunity to run routes at full speed and catch passes from his quarterback.
“Odell looked healthy,” Manning said during an appearance at an Offense-Defense Football Camp at Kean University. “He was running routes full speed, making cuts and seemed to be his old self. So I’m excited about that and that he can go out there and run all the routes.
“So, excited to get him back going once training camp hits up. And getting on the same page, there are always new routes and new tweaks to the offense. But I know he’s been working hard and is going to have a big year.”
Beckham averaged over 90 catches, 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his first three professional seasons. He was limited to 25 catches