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Gettleman: Beckham trade benefits Giants

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) General manager Dave Gettleman says the trade of star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was in the best interests of the New York Giants and a deal the organization could not refuse.

Gettleman was speaking Monday for the first time since sending Beckham to the Cleveland Browns last week for first- and third-round picks this year along with safety Jabrill Peppers. He says there was no mystery behind the move of the highly popular Beckham.

Gettleman says the litmus tests for trading a star player is the value of what a team would get if it lost player who had a franchise tag - two first-round picks. He says the Giants got that in Peppers, the No. 17 overall pick and a third rounder. He says that will help fill numerous holes on a team that went 5-11 last season.


Receiving Yards
Rank Name Yds
1 J. Jones1677
2 D. Hopkins1572
3 M. Evans1524
4 T. Hill1479
5 J. Smith-Schuster1426
6 M. Thomas1405
7 D. Adams1386
8 G. Kittle1377
9 A. Thielen1373
10 T. Kelce1336
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Receiving TDs
Rank Name TDs
1 A. Brown15
2t D. Adams13
2t E. Ebron13
4 T. Hill12
5 D. Hopkins11
6t T. Kelce10
6t T. Lockett10
6t C. Ridley10
6t M. Williams10
10t S. Diggs9
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