Report: Odell Beckham Jr. will play vs. 49ers
Odell Beckham Jr. will make his debut for the Los Angeles Rams when they take on the San Francisco 49ers on the road Monday, ESPN reported.
Beckham appeared in six games this season and recorded 17 receptions for 232 yards before the Cleveland Browns released him.
Rams coach Sean McVay didn’t confirm Beckham’s status when he talked to reporters Saturday.
“I can see he’s a really sharp guy,” McVay said of Beckham. “We hven’t practiced yet today, but I like the look in his eye. We’ll see how he’s feeling, and we’ll see what that looks like as far as how we are able to utilize him, if he’s able to go on Monday.”
His presence in the lineup was only going to be a matter of time after the Rams (7-2) signed the veteran wideout Friday, but the sense of urgency grew when wide receiver Robert Woods sustained a torn ACL at practice the same day.
Woods, 29, has 45 receptions for 556 yards and four touchdowns — second to Cooper Kupp in all three categories — in nine games this season.
He has 570 catches for 7,077 yards and 35 touchdowns in 125 career games (115 starts) with the Buffalo Bills and Rams. He was selected by the Bills in the second round of the 2013 draft out of Southern California.
Beckham, 29, was traded in 2019 by the New York Giants to the Cleveland Browns, who agreed Nov. 5 to waive him following a social media post from Beckham’s father criticizing quarterback Baker Mayfield. The Browns and Beckham came to terms on a reworked contract before placing him on waivers.
A first-round draft pick in 2014, Beckham appeared in 88 games (84 starts) for the Giants and Browns. The three-time Pro Bowl selection has 504 career receptions for 7,062 yards and 51 touchdowns.
–Field Level Media