Odell Beckham Jr. is getting closer and closer to not setting foot on the field until he gets his new contract.

eagles_025That was the report in late March — that he won’t do anything until he receives the final reward he clearly deserves from the Giants. And with mandatory minicamp happening this week, Beckham reportedly will be there. The question is whether he’ll be on the field.

Also, the report says he’s traveling to New York with plans of attending. Plans often change. And maybe his plans will change, if his agent tells him that it’s not looking as if the Giants will be giving Beckham the kind of contract he wants.

That’s ultimately the question. Will the Giants give him what he wants? If not, will they trade him to a team who will? That window seems to be closed for now; depending on the depth of the divide between team and player, maybe it will creep back onto the table.

C.J. has really jumped out, Carroll said, via the Seattle Times. He’s looked good now. He knows he’s battling [for a roster spot].

The Seahawks currently have five running backs on the roster: Penny, Prosise, Chris Carson, J.D. McKissic, and Mike Davis.

Of course, the Seahawks have their leading rushing from last year, by a margin of 346 yards. His name is Russell Wilson.

Which sort of underscores the entire problem.

Blame the blister! The Los Angeles Angels have a lot of decisions to make regarding their rotation in the upcoming week, after Shohei Ohtani’s placement on the DL. While odds are good that Andrew Heaney, fresh off his birthday shutout this past Tuesday, will see two starts in the upcoming week and that Jaime Barria is likely to return from Triple-A Salt Lake for a start in the upcoming Seattle series, there’s too much uncertainty here to predict the exact day any of the team’s starters will actually end up taking the mound.

Report: Nike files to trademarks new ‘OBJ’ logo for Odell Beckham Jr.

Based on a new trademark request by Nike for Odell Beckham Jr., it appears we’ll be seeing some new product with a new OBJ log hit the shelves sometime in the near future.

ESPN’s Darren Rovell shared the image and noted the sports gear manufacturing giant has filed to trademark said logo.

Bears iPad among items stolen from first-round pick Roquan Smith’s car

Roquan Smith, the Bears’ first-round pick in last month’s draft, is missing a Bears iPad after it was stolen from his car over the weekend.

The Dolphins invested a fair amount in Gesicki by drafting him 42nd overall (fun fact: Rob Gronkowski was also drafted 42nd in 2010) and he’s certainly an impressive athlete for his size (6’6/252). Miami filled its slot void by signing Danny Amendola this offseason, but even if he stays healthy (that’s always a big if with Amendola), I don’t see him coming close to the 160 targets Landry drew in 2017. That should open up looks for Gesicki, especially in the short passing game, where Ryan Tannehill has traditionally done most of his damage.

So, with that, his tenure as a member of the Saints ended on Monday with his release, according to a source who confirmed news originally reported by the Boston Globe.

The move isn’t entirely unexpected. It seemed as though New Orleans was planning to move on for months before this move was made.

Two former Detroit Lions employees have filed a lawsuit against the team and the National Football League claiming they were discriminated against because of their age and race when they were fired in January.

The men, Michael Richardson, 52, of Taylor, and Robert Yanagi, 58, of Northville, were employees in the Lions’ video-operations department. Yanagi was Richardon’s boss.

The lawsuit was filed April 5 in Wayne County Circuit Court, with Richardson and Yanagi seeking damages as a result of loss of past and future earnings, emotional distress and damage to their professional reputations.
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Odell Beckham Jr. works with trainers at Giants’ first minicamp

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was on the sideline, working with trainers Tuesday while the New York Giants held their first minicamp practice of the year.

Thus, Cobb will start Wednesday in the delayed start of this series between the only two AL East teams with losing records.

The rainout will be made up as part of single-admission doubleheader on May 12.

It was the 27th major league game to be postponed this season, the most related to weather through April since the commissioner’s office started keeping records in 1986. Detroit’s game at Pittsburgh was washed out later Tuesday, raising the total to 28.

Cobb, 30, spent his entire career with the Rays before signing with Baltimore as a free agent on March 21. Over six years with Tampa Bay, the right-hander was 48-35 and one of the leaders of the staff.

Al Horford’s 3-point attempt with 1:18 remaining seemed to come after the 24-second clock had expired in a five-point game. Instead, Celtics rookie Semi Ojeleye tapped out a rebound as Bucks players motioned for a whistle and Terry Rozier hustled to secure the ball.

Thon Maker was whistled for a foul for making contact with Rozier’s head while chasing the rebound. The Celtics didn’t score on their ensuing possession but were able to take the clock down to 48 seconds before the Bucks regained possession.

The Celtics emerged with a 92-87 triumph to take a 3-2 lead in the series.

Asked after the game about the lack of a 24-second violation, Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe vented.

“I think it was bulls—, point blank,” Bledsoe said before a Bucks media relations staffer ended his postgame session with reporters.

Bucks coach Joe Prunty was asked if he got an explanation about the non-call.

“For entertainment value, that was probably one of the better Game 7s you’ll see,” said Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, who stopped just 20 of 24 shots. “It was only a one-goal game going into the third and we shut it down and scored some good goals.”

Danton Heinen scored his first NHL postseason goal, Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists, and David Krejci had three assists for the Bruins. In his first NHL postseason action, DeBrusk had seven points in seven games.dolphins_125