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Odell Beckham Jr. tight-lipped about Josh Norman joining Redskins


Josh Norman was downright diplomatic when discussing how joining the Washington Redskins means he will face Odell Beckham Jr. twice each season. The New York Giants wide receiver, meanwhile, had absolutely no comment on Norman’s abrupt change of scenery.

Beckham was asked about Norman, the wide receiver didn’t even acknowledge the cornerback during his response.

“I play for the Giants,” he said after the first practice of the team’s voluntary three-day minicamp., via’s James Kratch. “I’m looking forward to this year, and pretty much everything we have set ahead of us,” Beckham said. “We have some new additions to the team, and it’s going to be a good year.”

Not satisfied with Beckham’s avoidance, reporters asked him whether he’s eagerly anticipating a Sept. 25 game against the Redskins, a Week 3 divisional showdown.

“September 11, I think, is our first game, against the Cowboys,” Beckham said, completely blowing off the question.

That Week 3 game will be the first time Beckham and Norman share a field since their infamous and ugly brawl during a December game between the Giants and the Panthers last season, an ugly affair that resulted in Beckham being suspended one game and Norman getting fined.

The bad blood continued after the game and even into the offseason. But it appears the enemy combatants are doing their best to move on from the ugly situation … at least until the two line up against the other on Sept. 25.

Despite Beckham’s silence — or perhaps because of it — fellow Giants wideout Victor Cruz, however, did weigh in on the issue.

“I think that they’ve learned, both of them, is that part of the game isn’t necessary. I think they understand that, and they both have learned from it,” Cruz said of the situation.

“I know talking to Odell, he’s learned from it. I think they are ready to put those things past them, but I can only speak for my teammate. … I know he’s ready to move on from it and continue his career path on the right track.”