The New York Giants would love nothing more than to put their Week 3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in the rearview mirror, the problem is there will be some lingering effects that go beyond the normal sting of losing to their division rivals. Veteran wide receiver Sterling Shepard will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL in the final minutes of Monday night’s game. It’s a crushing blow for the team, which already had numerous question marks at the position — from a disgruntled Kenny Golladay to a banged up Kadarius Toney — and they need answers quickly.
If only there were a free agent out there who was, say, rehabbing an injury, and soon needs to decide where he wants to play. Bonus points if he’s familiar with the Giants organization and some of their current players. Oh, wait… that sounds a lot like Odell Beckham Jr.!
Giants fans were already calling for the return of the enigmatic wide receiver and running back Saquon Barkley seems to agree. In a conversation with Tony Anderson on Sports SeriouslyBarkley was asked which former teammate he’d love to play with again and responded quickly saying, “I think the obvious would be Odell Beckham.”
Oddly enough, Beckham was one of the first people Barkley called following the loss to the Cowboys.
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“I actually just got off the phone with him last night, talking about [Shepard]. Odell, he’s a different cat — special, special player,” Barkley said. “I know that he’s doing everything he can in his rehab to come back even better, and you never know, maybe one day we’ll be back on the same team.”
If that kind of endorsement to bring the once-loved Giant back to Metlife Stadium isn’t enough, we don’t know what is.