It was during that time that the trade rumors and reports of a possible Beckham holdout began to surface.
During a conference call Monday morning, Shurmur stressed how important it was for all players to be present in order to learn the new program and get to know the completely revamped coaching staff.
Regardless, Beckham is with the Giants now and should be as we enter the 2018 season, barring any other insane incidents that can push him out the door quicker.
Shurmur didn't reveal what he said to Beckham.
On Monday, Lewis appeared to confuse Justin Bieber, who partied with Beckham and other Giants during an infamous excursion to Miami days before a desultory playoff loss to the Packers, with fellow pop star Justin Timberlake, while agreeing with Cowherd's assertion that Beckham's life is "less football today" than it was when he played at LSU.
Kim Jones of NFL Network initially reported that Beckham planned on attending.
"I really believe Odell is a professional", he said. "He understands the importance of the offseason and he's a competitive guy and, again, we had already started communicating before all that information kind of got out there and was talked about a great deal".
While some may have been surprised by Beckham's presence in the face of lingering trade rumors and speculation, coach Pat Shurmur was not. I can't promise that's going to happen. I'm looking forward to him inspiring some of his teammates to get better, because he's here and he's a terrific player. Offensive coordinator Mike Shula also stated in his welcoming press conference on Wednesday that he's "excited" to work with the star receiver, as well as stating that he has "big plans" for his usage in the offense.
For a player that has been labeled as immature by the media and fans, Beckham's arrival to voluntary workouts is anything but that as he prepares to make a comeback from an ankle injury that limited him to just four games a year ago.