Philadelphia – When New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. injured his knee in Monday night’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry did not hold back.
“This is why I hate preseason bull—-,” Landry tweeted.
Beckham and Landry are extremely close friends and they played together at LSU.
Landry is hoping for a contract extension as he has one year left on a rookie deal with Miami.
Beckham is hoping for a contract extension as he has two years left on a rookie deal with New York.
Beckham has a longer deal because he was a first-rounder, though Miami could potentially franchise Landry before the 2018 season.
Beckham took a low blow early in the second quarter and was diagnosed with a sprained ankle, though the severity is unknown.
It looked really bad.
Browns defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun used his right shoulder to launch low at Beckham’s left knee.
Obviously risk of injury in a dangerous sport where large portions of contracts are not guaranteed is a major reason why players want major deals as soon as possible.
Because he’s barely played in the first two preseason games, Landry has one catch for -3 yards and no punt returns.
At the end of May, Landry was asked if considered not reporting for voluntary workouts.
“I’m not really worried about any contract or anything like that,” Landry said then. “I’m more focused on trying to help my team get to the Super Bowl, week-in and week-out, playing hard, playing well, playing together.”
Landry was also asked if he’d spoken with Beckham about his contract situation.
“I’m worried about the Miami Dolphins,” Landry said then.
As for NFL teams playing four preseason games, even league commissioner Roger Goodell has recently suggested that most coaches believe a reduction to three preseason games would work just fine.
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