Odell Beckham Jr

Los Angeles Rams
Wide Receiver #13
Los Angeles Rams
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Odds of signing with Dallas fading

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones acknowledged Tuesday that the odds of the team signing Beckham (knee) this season are decreasing, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. "The reality is though that time is moving on down the road relative to playing in the playoffs and so every day diminishes our chances of going forward [with Beckham]," Jones said during his weekly radio appearance on 105.3 The Fan Dallas.

Analysis: Just one week earlier, Jones told reporters to "stand by" on the possibility of Dallas bringing Beckham aboard, even though the receiver has said that he would prefer not to play until the postseason. Archer relays that the Cowboys had been open to the idea of signing Beckham and then placing him on injured reserve, in which case the wideout would have to miss the final three games of the regular season as well as Dallas' playoff opener before making his team debut, assuming he was in a good spot in his recovery from the left knee he underwent last February. However, Jones now seems more pessimistic about signing Beckham, who could opt to take his free agency into the offseason now that most interested parties have seemingly come to the conclusion that the receiver won't be fully ramped up for a few more weeks.

Dec 21, 2022 6:34 AM EST


Still in play for Dallas

Cowboys president Jerry Jones said Friday that discussions with Beckham (knee) are "very alive," Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Recent reports suggest Beckham wants to sign beyond 2022 and play for the same team in 2023. It also seems he may not be ready to play until the playoffs, though he's been medically cleared to do so. Any team that signs him likely will want him to practice for at least a week or two before he's activated, which at this point makes Beckham unlikely to play in the 2022 regular season. The Cowboys, of course, will be in the playoffs, and among the favorites to make a deep run.

Dec 16, 2022 11:41 AM EST



Eyeing postseason return

Beckham (knee) said Thursday in an appearance on Prime Video's "TNF in the Shop" that he's targeting a return to game action during the playoffs rather than the regular season. "I've played football for a long time," Beckham said. "I'm not saying that I couldn't step in and play regular season, but I don't see the point. I really don't. I would rather play when the pressure is on."

Analysis: Though Beckham reiterated that he's healthy again after receiving full medical clearance from the torn ACL in his left knee he sustained while playing for the Rams in the Super Bowl in February, his comments suggest that he prefers not to be viewed as a rental for a contending squad, but part of that team's plans for both the postseason and beyond. Over the past week, Beckham has met with the Bills, Giants and Cowboys, with Dallas reportedly expressing concern about the receiver's availability for 2022 after he didn't work out for the club, per Jane Slater of NFL Network. It's unclear if the Bills, Giants or any other possible suitors have similar concerns, but regardless, Beckham is looking increasingly unlikely to suit up within the next couple weeks even if he secures a contract.

Dec 9, 2022 10:45 AM EST


May not be ready by January?

The Cowboys have concerns Beckham (knee) won't be ready to play before mid-January, ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Beckham visited Dallas on Monday and Tuesday, meeting with team president Jerry Jones and attending a Dallas Mavericks game with Cowboys LB Micah Parson and CB Trevon Diggs. An earlier report suggested Beckham would pick a team by the end of the week, but that might not be the case if he's considered unlikely to contribute until next season. The 30-year-old wideout suffered an ACL tear during last season's Super Bowl while playing for the Rams -- a team he might be considering now if they hadn't fallen out of the playoff race.

Dec 7, 2022 1:21 PM EST


Expected to pick team by mid-week

Beckham (knee) is scheduled to meet with the Cowboys on Monday and Tuesday before reaching a decision around the middle of the week on his next team, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Beckham's two-day visit with the Cowboys is similar to recent meetings he held with the Giants on Thursday and Friday and with the Bills on Friday and Saturday. In addition to talking with Cowboys officials and meeting the coaching staff and players, Beckham is also scheduled to undergo a physical as Dallas looks to ensure that he's made a full recovery from the torn ACL he suffered last February. The Cowboys are believed to be the frontrunner for Beckham's services, but the veteran wideout will likely take into account the feedback he received from all three of the teams he's met with before picking his next destination. Even if he works out a contract within the next few days, Beckham likely won't be able to get in enough practice time to play in Week 14.

Dec 5, 2022 6:41 AM EST



Three visits on tap

Beckham (knee) is scheduled to meet with the Giants on Thursday and Friday before making visits to the Cowboys and Bills following the weekend, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: According to Rapoport, one source with direct knowledge of Beckham's rehab program for the torn ACL in his left knee he suffered Feb. 13 in the Rams' Super Bowl win over the Bengals said the wideout has received full medical clearance, though Beckham will still need time to get back up to game speed with football-type activities upon signing with a team. Before ramping up in practice, he'll first have to choose his next destination, with the Giants, Cowboys and Bills currently representing the frontrunners for his services. Since he won't be meeting with the Cowboys and Bills until early next week before likely deciding on his next team soon thereafter, Beckham looks like he can safely be ruled out from making his 2022 debut Week 13. A Week 14 debut may not be feasible either if he requires more practice time to get his conditioning in order.

Nov 27, 2022 6:56 AM EST


Set to visit Cowboys on Dec. 5

Beckham (knee) is scheduled to meet with the Cowboys on Dec. 5 about potentially signing with the team, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.

Analysis: Prior reports have suggested that Beckham intends to sign following Thanksgiving Day, and while he remains on track to do so, the timing of his meeting with the Cowboys indicates that he won't formalize a contract with Dallas -- or any other team -- until after Week 13 concludes. In addition to the Cowboys, Josina Anderson of CBS Sports relays that Beckham has meetings scheduled with the Giants and Bills, and Anderson notes that the receiver is continuing to have discussions with the Chiefs and Ravens as well.

Nov 25, 2022 9:41 AM EST


May sign after Thanksgiving

Beckham (knee) is not expected to sign with a new team until after Thanksgiving, though he has already received offers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Beckham reportedly intends to conduct a series of free-agent visits before making a deal with any team, so it's still possible he could don a new uniform before the end of November. Schefter reports that the Cowboys are currently atop Beckham's list of interest, though the Giants, Chiefs, Bills and 49ers are also candidates. On the other hand, the Rams and Packers are reportedly no longer considered potential landing spots for Beckham, due to their difficult paths to playoff contention. It's expected that Beckham will ask for a contract in the range of $5 million for the remainder of the season.

Nov 20, 2022 4:11 AM EST


Narrowing potential teams

Beckham (knee) is hoping to narrow the list of teams he is considering and ultimately sign a contract by the end of November, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Beckham has been linked to the Cowboys, Bills, Chiefs, Giants and 49ers, though it's unclear how many of those teams are serious contenders to sign him. While previous reports have suggested that Beckham would like to play by early December, he'd likely need to sign earlier than this report suggests to reach that goal. Either way, Beckham appears to have interest primarily from teams in playoff contention, so he could play a significant in any postseason run.

Nov 12, 2022 8:17 PM EST


Expected to be cleared to practice

Beckham (knee) is expected to be fully cleared to practice by the end of the week, Fox's Jay Glazer reports.

Analysis: After suffering a left knee injury in the Rams' Feb. 13 Super Bowl victory over the Bengals and undergoing surgery two weeks later, Beckham was hopeful to be back to 100 percent by around mid-November. It sounds like he's close to that timetable and could be choosing to sign with a team shortly. Still, he'll likely need several weeks of practice to get back to full speed and learn the playbook of a new team.

Nov 6, 2022 9:15 AM EST


Aiming for early December debut

Beckham (knee) hopes to complete his recovery form a torn ACL and sign with a team around early December, Mike Garofolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: After suffering the left knee injury in the Rams' Feb. 13 Super Bowl victory over the Bengals and undergoing surgery two weeks later, Beckham was hopeful to be back to 100 percent by around mid-November. The veteran wideout hasn't hit any reported snags in his rehab program, but he nonetheless looks like he'll require at least a couple more weeks beyond mid-November to get back to 100 percent. The Bills, Giants, Rams, Packers and Chiefs are teams that have previously been linked to Beckham, and Garofolo and Rapoport add that the Cowboys are also expected to pursue the 30-year-old after coming up empty in their bid to acquire a receiver ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline.

Nov 6, 2022 5:29 AM EST


Could get better offer from Rams

Rams coach Sean McVay expects the team to make Beckham (knee) another offer after the wideout expressed displeasure with the team's latest bid, ESPN.com's Sarah Barshop reports.

Analysis: Beckham said he wants to play for the Rams but doesn't want to sign for less than what he's worth. Recent reports suggest he's aiming to be ready in mid-November and hopes to sign with a team before receiving medical clearance to play in a game. Potential suitors besides the Rams include the Packers and Bills.

Oct 12, 2022 2:59 PM EST


Looking to return in mid-November

Beckham (knee) is aiming to be ready to play in mid-November and hopes to sign with a team shortly before he receives full medical clearance, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: According to Rapoport, Beckham has been cleared for all non-contact work since undergoing surgery Feb. 22 to repair the "clean" ACL tear in his left knee, which is said to be in better condition following the procedure than it was prior to his brief tenure with the Rams last season following his acquisition from the Browns. Since Beckham is about a month away from his target date for being fully cleared for game action, Rapoport suggests that a signing isn't imminent for the wideout. Once the Nov. 1 trade deadline has passed and the mid-November projected return date draws nearer, Beckham is expected to land with a playoff contender, with the Rams, Buccaneers, Packers, Chiefs and Bills having all been discussed as potential suitors.

Oct 9, 2022 5:57 AM EST


Remains on Rams' radar

Cameron DaSilva of USA Today suggests with reference to Beckham (knee) that there's mutual interest from both parties about the wideout potentially returning to the Rams.

Analysis: While Beckham's short-term future is clouded by his recovery from a knee injury, he's still evidently on the Rams' radar, a notion confirmed Monday by coach Sean McVay. Though Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson are entrenched as the team's top two wide receiver options, the team's depth at the position took a hit when it was revealed Monday that Van Jefferson is in line to miss a few weeks due to a looming knee procedure.

Aug 1, 2022 3:42 PM EST


Rams optimistic deal can get done

Though Beckham (knee) remains a free agent, Rams COO Kevin Demoff has expressed optimism that the team will be able to re-sign the wideout, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: That said, there's no specific timeline for such a potential deal to get done, with Beckham still recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered in the Super Bowl. With that in mind, it's unclear when the 29-year-old old might be ready for game action, with Rodrigue relaying that previous reports have suggested a possible return to play for the wideout in November. Either way, if Beckham does indeed decide to return to the Rams, whenever he's ready to suit up he'd bolster a wideout corps headed by Cooper Kupp and newcomer Allen Robinson, with Van Jefferson, Ben Skowronek, Brandon Powell and Tutu Atwell currently in the mix for slotting behind the team's top duo.

Jun 21, 2022 8:18 AM EST


November return likely

Beckham (knee) is expected to return to game action in early November, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Beckham suffered a torn ACL in the Super Bowl and underwent surgery on Feb. 23. It's expected that he will return to the field towards the latter portion of a six-to-nine month timeline, lining him up for a return in the middle of the 2022 campaign. It's less certain where Beckham will be playing, as he is set to become an unrestricted free agent once the new league year begins. Rapoport noted that there is mutual interest between Beckham and the Rams for a reunion, but that his recovery timeline could impact whether a deal ultimately gets done.

Mar 3, 2022 7:13 PM EST


Has surgery Tuesday

Beckham (knee) underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his torn left ACL, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Beckham suffered a non-contact left ACL tear during the Rams' win in Super Bowl LVI. The timing of the 29-year-old's injury makes it seem likely that he won't be ready for the start of the 2022 campaign, but Beckham does have prior experience tackling the recovery process ahead of him. He suffered the same injury back in 2020, as a member of the Browns. Beckham is currently set to become an unrestricted free agent after having maxed out his incentive-laden one-year deal with Los Angeles, but both sides could share interest in re-upping with another contract.

Feb 23, 2022 6:22 AM EST


ACL tear feared

Beckham is believed to have suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's Super Bowl win over the Bengals, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: If the torn ACL is confirmed, Beckham will be looking at a lengthy recovery period as the 2022 NFL season approaches. The wideout, who turns 30 on Nov. 5, is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and given the timing of his injury, an early-season absence figures to be in the cards for Beckham, who recorded a 44/537/5 stat line in 14 regular season games (six with Cleveland and eight with Los Angeles) during the 2021 campaign.

Feb 14, 2022 10:21 AM EST


Downgraded to out

Beckham (knee) won't return to Super Bowl LVI against the Bengals on Sunday.

Analysis: Beckham led the Rams in receiving yards when he departed the game late in the second half, as he had hauled in two of three targets for 52 yards and a touchdown. The Rams' medical staff hasn't yet revealed the diagnosis for Beckham's non-contact knee injury. However, Ben Skowronek should continue to see increased playing time for the remainder of the Super Bowl.

Feb 13, 2022 6:01 PM EST


Questionable to return

Beckham (knee) is questionable to return to Super Bowl LVI against the Bengals on Sunday.

Analysis: Beckham suffered a non-contact left knee injury late in the second half and was helped to the locker room shortly after. Ben Skowronek took on additional playing time after the 29-year-old's departure and should continue to see an uptick in snaps if Beckham is unable to return.

Feb 13, 2022 4:57 PM EST


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