UPDATE — Nov 11, 3:47 p.m. — Welp, that was quick. OBJ is signing with the Rams, per Adam Schefter.
UPDATE — Nov 11, 3:45 p.m. — OBJ has narrowed down his choices and appears to be focused on the Rams and Packers, per NFL Network. If he signs with the Rams, he joins a wide receiver room that is considerable stacked with talent between Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and Van Jefferson. If he signs with the Packers, he joins a receiver room led by Davante Adams, but dealing with inconsistency from Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, among others.
UPDATE — Nov 10, 12:13 p.m. — Pro Football Talk is reporting the Patriots are “definitely in on OBJ.” Seattle radio host Jake Heaps is reporting the Seahawks “are still very much in the conversation with OBJ.”
UPDATE — Nov 10, 11:21 a.m. — The Packers are offering OBJ a deal for the veteran minimum, per Tom Silverstein. That would be a prorated amount of $1,075,000, per the NFL’s current collective bargaining agreement.
UPDATE — Nov 10, 10:10 a.m. — Dianna Russini is reporting the Chiefs, Packers, and Saints appear to be OBJ’s top three choices. The Chiefs and Packers have a No. 1 receiver in Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams, respectively, but a lot of questions after their top receiver. Saints No. 1 receiver Michael Thomas recently announced he will not return from injury this season.
On the day in which he could make his final decision, free-agent WR Odell Beckham Jr. is honing in on the Chiefs, Packers and Saints, per league sources.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) November 10, 2021
The Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots have all had conversations with free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., according to Jordan Schultz. Beckham Jr. officially cleared waivers Tuesday and is a free agent.
Schultz previously reported the Green Bay Packers were Beckham Jr.’s first destination but there have been other reporters suggesting the receiver will take his time to evaluate his situation. Beckham Jr. reportedly wants to go to a contending team with an offensive-minded coach and a proven quarterback. That would seemingly rule out the Patriots and Saints on the last point, although those two franchises have some of the most respected head coaches in the business.
Beckham Jr., one of the most talented receivers in the league, is in this situation because the Cleveland Browns refused to put up with his behavior off the field. The Browns released Beckham Jr. 31 games after acquiring him from the Giants without getting anything in return aside from salary relief. Cleveland won its first game without Beckham Jr. 41-16 over the Bengals.