Giants GM ‘livid’ about Odell Beckham Jr. trade rumors

Ever since New York Giants co-owner John Mara threw down the gauntlet on wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Sunday, there’s been a whirlwind of speculation about potential trade destinations for the talented, but sometimes difficult player.

On Monday, Jarvis Landry was on social media recruiting OBJ to Cleveland, and a report emerged that the Los Angeles Rams were working on a potential trade to bring him to Southern California.

The Browns telegraph their desire to other teams in the hopes of creating a market for the pick, and they’re able to convince the Giants that another team — maybe the Jets Broncos Bills — will come up for Darnold if the Giants don’t. If that works, the Giants could slide up into the first overall spot to make sure they get the guy they believe is the long-term successor to Eli Manning. Farfetched Maybe. But not impossible. Last year, the Bears gave the 49ers two third-round picks and a fourth-round pick to move up from No. 3 to No. 2, which gives you some idea what it might cost. And hmmmm … didn’t the Giants just pick up a third-round pick from Tampa Bay in the Jason Pierre-Paul trade

The NFL gave a positive progress report on the sale of the Carolina Panthers at the owners meeting on Monday and confirmed the goal is to present a name for vote at the May 21-23 meetings in Atlanta.

Three-fourths of the league’s 32 owners have to approve whatever candidate Panthers owner Jerry Richardson selects from the bidding process that began earlier this month.

McCarthy said he understood the natural evolution of technology for football operations, but rued the possible loss of competitive edge.

If this makes coaches and players not use their ability to communicate off of pictures, he said, I’m not for it.

McCarthy was speaking a few hours before the issue was introduced for discussion last Tuesday morning. Unprompted, and to his dismay, McCarthy said he thought it would pass. The competition committee had attempted a compromise by limiting the number of video-enabled tablets to five on the sideline and two in the coaches’ booth, and there was an unspoken understanding that the NFL’s $400 million sponsorship with Microsoft was in play as well. Under the proposal, All-22 video would be loaded instantaneously into a dedicated app and tracked so that users could find an individual play without having to manually toggle.patriots_084

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