Sunday update: Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to get a “handful of plays, maybe a bit more” on Monday Night Football, according to Ian Rapoport. The NFL reporter said the offensive coaches were not looking to get him fully integrated into the scheme this quickly, but just give him some plays so he can be involved and targeted in the offense on Monday against the 49ers. He is not someone you should start in fantasy football this week, but his performance on Monday could give us an idea of where things might go moving forward.
Saturday update: Adam Schefter reported Saturday that Rams WR Robert Woods tore his ACL in Friday’s practice and announces that Beckham Jr. will play on Monday Night Football.
Not that it was much of a question, but WR Odell Beckham Jr. will make his Rams’ debut vs. the 49ers on Monday Night Football, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 13, 2021
Friday update: Head coach Sean McVay said Beckham Jr. could play against the 49ers. Here are his comments regarding the Rams latest splashy signing.
Rams coach Sean McVay on Odell Beckham’s status for Monday: “We’ll see. … If we feel like he can help us against the 49ers, then we’ll have him ready to go.”— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 12, 2021
Friday update: Odell Beckham Jr. will get in some practice time on Friday after he passes his physical, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. The team doesn’t expect him to play this week, but are open to it if it works out that way
The Los Angeles Rams continued adding to their “super team” on Thursday with the signing of free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. The Browns released OBJ on Monday, and after nobody placed a waiver claim on Tuesday, he was free to sign anywhere. The Rams and Packers were the reported finalists and he settled on LA.
Beckham has dealt with some injuries but is generally in good shape to play. The Rams get an extra day of prep this week as they travel north to face the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football to close out Week 10. Is that enough time for OBJ to play in the game?
Jordan Schultz tweeted after word of the signing that OBJ “hopes and plans” to play on Monday against the 49ers. He will likely arrive in LA on Thursday to finalize the signing and get his physical completed. The Rams have their first official practice of game week on Thursday, but likely will be completed by the time OBJ is signed and checked out. We’ll then see what happens on Friday for their second practice. If he is able to get in a limited workout, that only increases his chances of playing.
Even if OBJ does not know much of the playbook by Monday, they likely could put together a package of plays for him. If he is active, we likely would not see him play starter-level snaps, but a 10-20 snap limit would not be surprising. Sean McVay will likely meet with the media on Saturday as the team closes things out and we’ll get a better handle then on OBJ’s status for Monday.