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    Eli Manning said after the Giants’ mandatory minicamp that Odell Beckham “looks great” and “looks healthy.” The Giants quarterback has not worked with his star receiver since but has seen the videos of Beckham’s work in Los Angeles.

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    “Yeah, I’ve seen a couple videos,” Manning said during an appearance at the Offense-Defense Football Camp at Kean University, via Jordan Raanan of ESPN. “Those guys always work. Appreciate the work. Getting ready for the upcoming season. I know they’ll have to make some adjustments. We do practice with our shirts on with the Giants, so they’ll have to make an adjustment the first few weeks. It may take some time to get used to that. But besides that, I know those guys, [and] it’s great that they are together. They are challenging each other. They’re getting ready for the upcoming season.”

    Manning repeated what he said last month, that Beckham “seemed to be his old self” during the minicamp. Beckham’s 2017 ended after only four games because of a fractured ankle.

    “I’m excited about that and that he can go out there and run all the routes,” Manning said. “So, excited to get him back going once training camp hits up [link=http://www.giantscheapstore.com/andrew-adams-jersey-cheap]Andrew Adams Jersey[/link] , and getting on the same page. There are always new routes and new tweaks to the offense. But I know he’s been working hard and is going to have a big year.”

    Beckham, 25, has 313 catches for 4,424 and 38 touchdowns in his career.

    They have a new quarterback and a new middle linebacker. They've released veterans, traded away one of the top cornerbacks in the league, signed wisely in free agency and loaded up on draft picks.

    Sounds like a losing franchise trying to turn things around.

    Try the two-time and defending AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs.

    The slew of offseason moves began even before free agency, when the Chiefs agreed to trades that sent quarterback Alex Smith to the Redskins and cornerback Marcus Peters to the Rams. But the pace of the dealing has hardly slowed down as the Chiefs remake an aging and expensive roster that was good enough to reach the playoffs last season but not good enough to beat Tennessee in the wild-card round.

    That's why they signed wide receiver Sammy Watkins, cornerback David Amerson and middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens, and landed cornerback Kendall Fuller in the trade with Washington.

    "We're not trying to win a Super Bowl four years from now. We're going out there and we're trying to win a Super Bowl next year," Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said. "Whether that happens, I don't know [link=http://www.chiefscheapstore.com/dustin-colquitt-jersey-cheap]Dustin Colquitt Jersey[/link] , but I know that we're going to do everything we can to put our team in position to do so."

    Many teams coming off back-to-back division titles would try to hold on a little longer. And the result would be a slow regression that would ultimately force the team to begin a complete rebuilding job anyway.

    Veach, who took over for John Dorsey last summer, took a refreshingly different tack. He went after the trade market, was decisive in his convictions and landed his biggest priorities, even if he may have had to pay a premium to get Watkins and Hitchens in the door.

    It was a sign the candid, confident Veach is going to be a far different GM than his predecessors in Kansas City.

    "If we have shortcomings," Veach said, "we'll continue to work on those things. Our mindset is at every period to get our team in a position to win a Super Bowl. We have a lot of talent here. It's a lot of young talent, which is exciting for the fans, but we realize there may be some growing pains. But we have some guys that can straight up play football, and that's exciting."