My answer to the question proposed in the headline? PLEASE GOD.
According to OBJ, if it's up to him, he won't be playing this preseason.
I don't have a single problem with Odell not wanting to play this preseason, and neither should anyone else. I understand Beckham is coming off a brutal leg injury, and the Giants need him to be at 100% and producing 100% from the moment the season starts, but the preseason is not worth it.
Ask any player in the league (who isn't fighting for a roster spot) and they'll tell you that they'd gladly sit out the preseason if their team allowed them to.
I think all Giants fans should expect #13 to be back to #13 things this season, and if we have any hope of salvaging what's left of the talent and opportunity for this group of players, we are going to need Odell to put up MVP-caliber play.
Now let's all watch some OBJ highlights and start the all-too-early Giants hype-train.