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Odell Beckham jersey Jr jersey. wants to get paid.

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But the New York Giants jersey top wide receiver won’t be satisfied with surpassing Antonio Brown jersey’s four-year, $68 million deal — he wants to be the NFL’s highest-paid player.

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Does he deserve to be? And what about the other marquee players hoping to sign lucrative long-term contracts?

wholesale jerseys authentic Although Beckham will make just $1.8 million this season from the Giants, the 24-year-old will earn more than $10 million this year in endorsements. He is currently scheduled to make $8.459 million next year in the final year of his rookie contract.

Wholesale Trey Hopkins jersey Back in June, a source told ESPN’s Jordan Raanan that when Beckham signs a new long-term deal, it will dwarf what Brown got this past offseason (think in excess of $100 million and more than cheap jersey $20 million per season).

The three-time Pro Bowl receiver has had at least 90 catches, 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his first three seasons.


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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It’s only one day into New York Giants jersey training camp and already Odell Beckham jersey Jr jersey.’s contract has become the topic of discussion. That didn’t take long.

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The release of his UNINTERRUPTED video that expressed his desire to be the NFL’s top-paid player was quite coincidental. Point taken as negotiations have disappointingly yet to begin for the star wide receiver.

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Odell Beckham jersey Jr jersey. will surely be celebrating when he signs his next NFL contract, which could be for a nine-figure total. Brad Penner/USA TODAY SportsBut not much has changed since the last time we discussed what a new deal for Beckham would cost the Giants. In summation … a ton, according to four league sources.

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Wholesale Valerian Ume-Ezeoke jersey The Giants aren’t ready to sit down and discuss numbers just yet, partly because they still have Beckham under contract for two more seasons, with the potential for an additional two years on top of that with the franchise tag. Why make such a massive financial commitment now when they have him under their control for another two to four years?

For one, the price is likely only to head north as he inches closer to free agency. Every year means millions more destined for the Beckham vault, already flush with fresh Nike money.

[Update: That Nike deal pays him $5.8 million per year and he’s set to make more than $10 million this year in endorsements.]

Beckham is at the point in his career where he is ready to bank. He’s entering his fourth professional season. This is the first offseason he’s eligible under the collective bargaining agreement to be extended. After three Pro Bowl seasons in three years, all indications are that he would like negotiations to have begun yesterday.

When they do, it will be for a deal that league sources involved in negotiations, although not specifically with Beckham, insist will be “huge” and “massive.” They agree it should be record-setting for a wide receiver.

One source is confident that when the deal is made, it will dwarf what Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown jersey received earlier this offseason. Think in excess of $100 million and more than $20 million per season, and possibly even bigger than the $113 million total package negotiated by former Detroit Lions jersey wide receiver Calvin Johnson jersey jersey in 2012.

Brown netted an extension worth four years and $68 million, with $19 million guaranteed earlier this offseason. All four sources polled believe that Beckham’s new deal should top the $17 million average per year (APY) Brown received in his third contract with the Steelers.

Beckham, 24, is still playing on his rookie deal. He will make $1.8 million in 2017, a number significantly below his market value or production level. He will make somewhere in the $8 million range if he plays under his fifth-year option next season.

One cheap jersey source predicted Beckham’s deal will approach a net value of $17.5 million per season, with somewhere in the range of $55 million guaranteed.

This is because of what Beckham brings as a player. None of the sources seem to think Beckham’s dollar value will be inflated much, if at all, by his popularity and/or marketability. Among NFL players, he was the only non-quarterback on ESPN’s fame list.

But the sources believe that’s negligible when it comes to contract negotiations, in part because of the salary cap. What’s more likely a significant factor is when he signs.

Beckham is part of a wide receiving quartet that includes his best friend, Jarvis Landry jersey jersey, of the Miami Dolphins jersey, Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans jersey and Houston’s DeAndre Hopkins jersey jersey. All appear destined for impending new deals with their respective teams. None may be at Beckham’s level on the field, but the more the market sets — and likely with big numbers — the more the last one to sign will pocket, one source predicted.

Of the four top receivers signed in the 2015 offseason (Dez Bryant jersey jersey, Demaryius Thomas jersey jersey, A.J. Green jersey jersey and Julio Jones jersey jersey), Green was the last to sign. He received the largest APY at $15 million.

NFL’s Top Wide Receiver ContractsPlayerSignedTermsGuaranteedAverage Per YearAntonio Brown jersey20174 years, $68M$19M$17MA.J. Green jersey jersey20154 years, $60M$32.75M$15MJulio Jones jersey jersey20155 years, $71.25M$47M$14.25MDez Bryant jersey jersey20155 years, $70M$45M$14MDemaryius Thomas jersey jersey20155 years, $70M$43M$14MThese are all big numbers. Beckham is going to get paid. That is the bottom line, especially with the salary cap rising a significant amount every year.

Whenever it happens, Beckham will be shooting for the stars when negotiations begin for a new deal. And it will happen. Owner John Mara has already said he wants Beckham to be a Giant for life.

But what will be a reasonable price? Beckham wants to be the highest-paid receiver and player. A lofty but unrealistic goal. He doesn’t play quarterback. Nine of the top 10-paid players this season are quarterbacks. Beckham is a wide receiver. He’s destined for top wide receiver money. Nothing wrong with that, just like there is nothing wrong with him asking for the moon.

Eventually he’ll have to settle for that next-level wide receiver money. It’s just a matter of how much that is when he gets a new deal.


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LATROBE, Pa. — Center Maurkice Pouncey jersey tried to make light of Le’Veon Bell jersey’s situation Thursday by offering him a year of his contract, then saying Bell should report “so you guys don’t have to ask the same questions every day.”

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But Bell’s absence as the Pittsburgh Steelers jersey reported for training camp Thursday was a bit unsettling, as if the team has to move on from Bell while preparing to play with him, someday.

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Here’s what we know about Bell’s situation, and what’s next.

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That sound you heard this week was the opening of NFL training camps. We’re inside six weeks now until the start of the regular season, and the grunting and sweating that’s happening on all those far-flung practice fields will soon yield to real results.

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The play-by-play you get of camp practices can be fun, and it can soothe your football-starved soul. But it doesn’t ultimately make much of a difference as to what happens once the real games start. Far more likely to matter is what’s come before — the moves made this offseason long before camps opened.

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With that in mind, and with camps open across the league, here’s a look at the offseason moves likely to have a major impact on the 2017 NFL season, in no particular order:

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey added premier deep-threat wideout DeSean Jackson jersey in free agency, a move that should open up the field in unprecedented ways for quarterback Winston and star wideout Mike Evans jersey. They also drafted Alabama tight end O.J. Howard in the first round, a move that should open up things for Cameron Brate jersey as a pass-catcher and help the run game as Howard develops at the NFL level. The Bucs were one of 2016’s surprise stories, and they look to keep it going around their young quarterback.

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Dontari Poe jersey jersey signed a one-year deal in Atlanta, and the Falcons are hoping he helps improve their run defense and pass rush. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY SportsThe Atlanta Falcons jersey beef up their defensive frontYes, of course the offensive playcalling in the Super Bowl deserves to be questioned. But another reason the Falcons blew a 25-point lead to the Patriots is that their defense had nothing left by the fourth quarter. Signing defensive tackle Dontari Poe jersey jersey and drafting Takkarist McKinley jersey in Round 1 deepens the D-line and should help the defense stay stronger later in games.

The Chargers say goodbye to San DiegoNow the Los Angeles Chargers jersey, Philip Rivers jersey’ team will play in a 30,000-seat soccer stadium while their joint venture with the Rams is built. The stadium situation in San Diego wasn’t a great one, but how bad could it really have been to chase them out of town before they had a representative, NFL-caliber place to play home games?

Andrew Luck jersey jersey has shoulder surgeryThe Indianapolis Colts jersey’ franchise quarterback enters camp a question mark following January surgery on his throwing shoulder. There’s optimism in Indy because of the moves new GM Chris Ballard has made to strengthen the team’s future, but none of that matters if Luck can’t get on the field — or if his health is in question once he does.

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PITTSBURGH — Running back Le’Veon Bell jersey did not report to Pittsburgh Steelers jersey training camp with the rest of the team Thursday, leaving his status for the start of the 2017 season uncertain.

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Bell has yet to sign his $12.12 million franchise tender and, as a result, is not subject to fines for his no-show.

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Steelers receiver Antonio Brown jersey reiterated to reporters what he said on social media in a direct cheap jersey message to Bell: The first part of getting better is showing up.

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Cheap Lorenzo Alexander jersey Other players took a softer approach, acknowledging they would like Bell in camp but understand the business side.

“The biggest thing with football, no matter who you are, this thing moves on without you,” guard David DeCastro jersey said. “It’s kind of an unfortunate truth, but it is the way it is. If he’s not here, we’ve got to go.”

Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva jersey, who was also without a contract, reported to camp after the Steelers signed him to a four-year deal Thursday afternoon.

Bell has a precedent to follow: Chiefs safety Eric Berry jersey jersey reported later in August to sign his tender last summer, then had a big year and signed a six-year, $78 million extension this offseason.

Bell, 25, was a second-round pick in 2013. He has been elected to two Pro Bowls and has rushed for 4,045 yards despite missing 17 regular-season games over the course of four seasons.

Center Maurkice Pouncey jersey says Bell is a unique talent who doesn’t need practice every day, but the benefit of reporting is “just to be around the team, so you guys don’t have to ask the same questions every day. He could sit on the sidelines and answer those questions.”

In other Steelers news, wide receiver Martavis Bryant jersey is not eligible to practice because he’s still under conditional reinstatement with the NFL over substance abuse violations.

Bryant has missed 20 games over the past two seasons for drug offenses. In late April, the league made clear he could be with the team on a conditional basis and had hurdles to clear.

A source says Bryant is with the team right now and is working to finalize his reinstatement in the coming days or weeks.

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“We have been informed by the NFL that Martavis is still in the process of being fully reinstated. Until that time, Martavis will be permitted to take part in off-the-field team activities at training camp, but he will not be permitted to practice or play in any games.”





  
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