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Odell Beckham Jr. won’t be leaving the NFC East for quite some time

Buckle up.

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The New York Giants added a big-time weapon to their offensive arsenal during the NFL draft when they selected Penn State running back Saquon Barkley number two overall.

It’s going to be a lot of fun to watch Barkley opposite of Ezekiel Elliott for the next decade (likely all contests will be on Sunday Night Football), but the premier runner isn’t the only potent weapon on the Giants.

New York boasts perhaps the best wide receiving group in the NFC East when you consider that they have Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, and tight end Evan Engram. Eli Manning is going to do everything in his physical power to ruin that, but the fact remains that they have a lot of interesting toys.

One of those toys has a permanent spot on the shelf, at least for the foreseeable future. On Monday the Giants finally gave Beckham the long-term contract he’s been after, and they didn’t hold anything back.

There’s no questioning that Odell is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, but $65M guaranteed is an awfully large chunk of change to give him. The team will likely be looking for a new quarterback in the coming years and he figures to be part of that growth, but if you thought there was a chance that the Cowboys could avoid seeing him twice a year, think agin.

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