Dec 5, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; NFL wide receiver free agent Odell Beckham Jr. (black jacket) after the game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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Odell Beckham Jr.: ‘I don’t see the point’ in regular-season return

Free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. shed light on what stokes his fire while speaking on Prime Video’s “TNF in the Shop” for Thursday Night Football.

Beckham has been on a very public search for a new team. The three-time Pro Bowl selection has recently visited Dallas (9-3), Buffalo (9-3) and the New York Giants (7-4-1).

“I haven’t made a decision, and for me, I would like to be in a stable environment, get up at 6 a.m., leave at 6 p.m. for four weeks, and then let’s talk about it,” Beckham said. “I’ve played football for a long time. 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.”

ESPN reported the Cowboys doubt Beckham is completely recovered from the torn left ACL he sustained in Super Bowl LVI after the 30-year-old wide receiver met with team physicians on Monday. According to the report, the concern regards whether Beckham would be available to play before mid-January, or perhaps not until the 2023 season.

On his weekly radio show with 105.3 FM in Dallas, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he is “not confident at all” about signing Beckham until he sees him work out.

Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons said Wednesday that Beckham told him he could be ready to play in five weeks, which would put on track to play during the wild-card round of the playoffs.

Beckham has 531 career catches for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns in 96 games (91 starts) with the Giants (2014-18), Cleveland Browns (2019-21) and Los Angeles Rams (2021).

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