New York Giants: 5 takeaways from the first day of offseason program

New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur hoped each and every one of his players would be in attendance Monday morning as the team kicked off its voluntary offseason program in East Rutherford.

Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning and Nate Solder were there.

As for Collins, he was also asked about his contract status. His rookie deal expires this season.

“I’m just letting it just work itself out,” Collins said. “I’m not really going through the negotiating part. I’m going to leave that between Dave Gettleman and my agent and then go from there. From that point on, I’m just here trying to make new friends with my boys, new relationships and be a captain like I’ve always been.”

“You start back at zero, so everybody’s equal,” Campbell said in a phone interview, via ESPN’s Michael DiRocco. “You have to earn the right to have the opportunity to make it to the playoffs. When people start picking you as the favorite and [predicting] what you should do, it’s kind of poison. You’re kind of relaxing and start believing you’re better than you are.”

Campbell went on to talk about how it happened back when he was with the Arizona Cardinals.

Outside of San Jose’s Brent Burns, defenseman Dustin Byfuglien might loom as the West’s most dominant fantasy blueliner. We’re just a little concerned about the young fella between the pipes. No question, Connor Hellebuyck has been outstanding for the Jets in recent play and all season long, but he completely lacks in NHL playoff experience. There’s no guarantee the 24-year-old isn’t overwhelmed by the pressure.bills_002