Dec 25, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) reacts against the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins confirm offer made to WR Odell Beckham Jr.

Miami coach Mike McDaniel confirmed Monday that the Dolphins made an offer to free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. last week.

Beckham, 31, visited with the Dolphins last week and the talks are “ongoing,” McDaniel told the Miami Herald on Monday at the NFL’s league meetings in Orlando, Fla.

“Things went great with him,” McDaniel told the Herald. “We did make him an offer and business takes time, especially with players such as Odell, who’s had a phenomenal career, still has really good football in front of him and has options. So, I think those conversations will be ongoing. We’ll see where they go.”

The Baltimore Ravens cut Beckham earlier this month. He caught 35 passes for 565 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games (six starts) during the 2023 regular season and added four receptions for 34 yards in the playoffs.

The Dolphins are looking for a new WR3 behind stars Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle after losing Cedrick Wilson to the New Orleans Saints in free agency.

“(I’m) definitely ready to coach him if we can come to an agreement and I think both sides are trying to work towards that,” McDaniel said. “We’ll see what happens.”

Should Beckham join Miami, it will be his fifth stop. The New York Giants selected him No. 12 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, and he also played for the Cleveland Browns (2019-21), Los Angeles Rams (2021) and Ravens.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Beckham missed the 2022 season as he recovered from a torn ACL suffered in the Rams’ win in Super Bowl LVI.

Beckham has 566 career receptions for 7,932 receiving yards and 59 touchdowns in 110 games (97 starts).

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Sep 17, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) completes a catch as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt (29) defends in the first quarter at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cara Owsley-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) ruled out vs. Browns

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and cornerback Marlon Humphrey are among five Baltimore Ravens who were ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.

Beckham will miss his second straight game due to an ankle injury. He played for the Browns from 2019-21.

Three-time Pro Bowler Humphrey remains sidelined with a foot injury that required surgery last month.

Also declared out Friday for Baltimore were wideout Rashod Bateman (hamstring) and outside linebackers Odafe Oweh (ankle) and David Ojabo (ankle, knee).

Standout left tackle Ronnie Stanley (knee) is doubtful for the Ravens.

Four Baltimore players are questionable — running back Justice Hill (foot), center Tyler Linderbaum (ankle) and safeties Kyle Hamilton (back) and Marcus Williams (pectoral).

Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is officially questionable due to right shoulder soreness. Cleveland coaches have said that they expect Watson to play.

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Aug 21, 2023; Landover, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) stands on the field during warmups prior to their game against the Washington Commanders at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens rule out Odell Beckham Jr., Justice Hill, 5 others

The unbeaten Baltimore Ravens ruled out seven players for Sunday’s game against the visiting Indianapolis Colts.

On offense, the Ravens will be without wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle), running back Justice Hill (foot), left tackle Ronnie Stanley (knee) and center Tyler Linderbaum (ankle).

The defense will be missing cornerback Marlon Humphrey (foot), safety Marcus Williams (pectoral) and linebacker Odafe Oweh (ankle).

All seven players missed practice on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Wide receiver Devin Duvernay (shoulder) and linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (illness) were full participants for the second straight day Friday and carry no injury designation for Week 3.

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Sep 17, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt (29) tackles Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) in the first quarter at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Albert Cesare-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens WR Odell Beckham Jr. avoids major injury

Odell Beckham Jr. avoided a major ankle injury at Cincinnati on Sunday and will likely be available for the Baltimore Ravens this week.

Beckham appeared to get hurt on the game’s opening drive. He left to receive medical attention on the bench, and later was ruled out after leaving again in the third quarter. He had three catches for 29 yards.

The Ravens (2-0) received TD receptions from Nelson Agholor and tight end Mark Andrews in the 27-24 win against the Bengals. Beckham has been targeted seven times by quarterback Lamar Jackson through two games.

Rookie Zay Flowers leads the team with 15 targets and 13 receptions.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Beckham has recorded 536 catches for 7,433 yards and 56 touchdowns in 98 career games (93 starts) with the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams and Ravens. He exceeded 1,000 receiving yards in five of his first six seasons.

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Apr 13, 2023; Owings Mills, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. walks into his introduction press conference at Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Reggie Hildred-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Ravens WR Odell Beckham Jr. a suspect in assault

Newly signed Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been named as a suspect in an assault investigation in Los Angeles, TMZ Sports reported Friday.

According to the report, a woman told police that Beckham put his hand around her neck at local hotspot Delilah several weeks ago and grabbed her throat with “light pressure.”

Beckham and the woman remained at the club the rest of the night without further incident, and the woman contacted police a few days later, per the report.

A representative for Beckham told TMZ Sports that they are unaware of any investigation and that the wideout vehemently denies doing anything wrong.

“We were contacted about an investigation and reviewed the videos, the claim is false,” John Terzian, owner of Delilah, told TMZ. “There is no evidence of this person even being in the area where she claims the incident occurred.”

The report comes less than two weeks after the three-time Pro Bowl wideout signed a $15 million deal with the Ravens for the 2023 season.

Beckham, 30, missed the 2022 season after tearing his left ACL during the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl LVI win against the Cincinnati Bengals on Feb. 13, 2022.

Beckham has 531 catches for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns in 96 career games (91 starts) with the New York Giants (2014-18), Cleveland Browns (2019-21) and Rams. He exceeded 1,000 receiving yards in five of his first six seasons.

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Jul 20, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; NFL football player Odell Beckham Jr. and partner Lauren Wood with son Zydn arrive at the Red Carpet for the 2022 ESPY at Dolby Theater. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens WR Odell Beckham Jr. hopes for pairing with Lamar Jackson

Odell Beckham Jr. joined the Baltimore Ravens with zero assurances from quarterback Lamar Jackson that they’d be teammates.

Beckham, 30, signed his one-year contract with the Ravens on Thursday and is set to return to the NFL after sitting out last season while recovering from a torn ACL.

But Beckham doesn’t mind sharing that he’s hopeful Jackson, unsigned and in a contract standoff with the Ravens, is back with Baltimore soon.

They had dinner together after the veteran receiver agreed to a $15 million contract for the 2023 season, Beckham said, but only the “possibility” of sharing the same locker room is on the table as of Thursday.

“It’s been more from afar; we haven’t kicked it or anything like that. My favorite player growing up was Mike Vick,” Beckham said in a video interview with Ravens.com. “He gave me many flashes of it. … If he was left-handed I think we’d all see it even more. Tremendous talent, tremendous quarterback. Somebody who I look forward to having the opportunity to play for and catch passes from. Somebody I’ve admired from afar for a long time now.”

Beckham said after a workout for NFL teams last month that he’s feeling close to full strength. He’s 14 months removed from surgery and said the emotional toll of a second major knee injury and surgery was more taxing than the physical recovery.

“Now it’s just knowing there’s five months to the season, it’s nowhere hear I’ll be in September,” Beckham said.

Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said he hasn’t connected with Jackson since Beckham’s deal was announced.

“Lamar is in our plans,” DeCosta said. “We’re hopeful to still get a long-term deal. He’s the right player for this team.”

Beckham’s health is not a concern for the Ravens, DeCosta said, but he didn’t address the rumor mill connecting Jackson to the Indianapolis Colts and other QB-needy teams who could make the former MVP an offer at any time.

In such a scenario, the Ravens could match. If no offers come from other teams, Jackson has the option to play under the $32.416 million tag or sit out the entire season to protest the tag unless the sides come to agreement on a long-term contract by July 15.

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Jan 22, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy before a NFC divisional round game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones: Mike McCarthy to call plays in 2023

It’s official: Mike McCarthy will call offensive plays for the Dallas Cowboys in 2023.

That from owner/general manager Jerry Jones, who told reporters at the Senior Bowl on Wednesday that McCarthy will bring a version of the offense he ran in Green Bay to the Cowboys next season.

“This is the logical step to build on it and use what we’ve established, if you will, the foundation of wins we got. This is the time to build on it and that’s what this is, this a building step,” Jones said.

McCarthy was head coach for the Packers from 2006-18 and called the offense for the majority of that time. He was also an offensive coordinator for New Orleans and San Francisco before taking over the reins in Green Bay.

The Cowboys parted ways with offensive coordinator Kellen Moore on Sunday. Moore hooked on as OC with the Los Angeles Chargers less than 24 hours later.

“I think Mike felt it was in our best interest to keep Kellen when he first got here because Kellen’s outstanding,” Cowboys executive vice president and CEO Stephen Jones said. “The more he’s been around Kellen, as much as he respects him, there’s still a part of it that don’t totally jibe, if you will, with what he wants.”

Jerry Jones also confirmed that the Cowboys have talked with Carolina Panthers running backs coach/assistant head coach Jeff Nixon and Los Angeles Rams tight ends coach/assistant head coach Thomas Brown to replace Moore as OC.

Jerry Jones said the team will resume talking with wideout Odell Beckham Jr. in free agency. The team flirted with Beckham late in the 2022 season but with the WR continuing to rehab from ACL surgery, he likely would not have been able to suit up. Beckham missed the entire 2022 season.

Both Jerry and Stephen Jones also told reporters the team wants to retain running back Ezekiel Elliott. The team could dump Elliott’s contract with just a $11.8 million cap hit in 2023. The team signed Elliott to a six-year, $90 million extension in September 2019.

Elliott rushed for 876 yards and 12 touchdowns in 15 games (14 starts) in 2022. Elliott missed time with a knee injury and at times took a back seat with the emergence of Tony Pollard.

Further, Stephen Jones said the Cowboys are committed to quarterback Dak Prescott and are open to extending his contract to lower his cap hit. The team signed Prescott to a four-year, $160 million contract extension in March 2021. Year 1 of the extension kicks in for the 2023 season, giving the Cowboys a $49.1 million cap hit.

However, Jerry Jones also said the team is committed to drafting a quarterback, saying the Cowboys should have committed to drafting one every year years ago.

Prescott injured his thumb in Week 1 against Tampa on Sept. 11 that required insertion of a steel plate and screws to promote healing in his right hand. He returned Week 7 against Detroit.

Jerry Jones also confirmed that wide receiver Michael Gallup underwent two arthroscopic surgeries Tuesday on his knee and ankle. The knee was a meniscus repair and the other was clean-up of his ankle. He’s expected to be ready for the start of the offseason program in April.

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Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (right) celebrates with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) after catching a touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second quarter in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys’ Jerry Jones claims Odell Beckham Jr. ‘isn’t ready to play’

Odell Beckham Jr. was not ready to play football in the estimation of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Jones and the Cowboys signed 10-year veteran wide receiver T.Y. Hilton on Monday, one week after the team hosted Beckham in hopes of reaching a deal for the rest of the season and beyond.

Jones said Tuesday in an interview with 105.3 FM in Dallas that Beckham “isn’t ready to play right now.” Jones said the Cowboys have interest in Beckham when he’s ready to suit up, but believes that might not happen until spring 2023.

Beckham is recovering from a torn ACL, a knee injury he has had before.

In Hilton, Jones said the Cowboys have a “receiver that the defense will have to honor.”

The former Colts’ deep threat hasn’t played this season and found little interest as an unrestricted free agent in the offseason. He missed seven games in 2021 due to multiple leg injuries.

Hilton could play Sunday at Jacksonville, when Jones said he expects offensive tackle Tyron Smith to return from surgery and make his season debut.

“As I see it right now, he’ll be playing Sunday,” Jones said of Smith, whose return would coincide with the loss of right tackle Terence Steele (torn ACL) to a season-ending injury.

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(File photo) Free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) grabs a touchdown pass against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Daryl Worley (28) in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones floats idea of adding Odell Beckham Jr. to Cowboys

Cowboys wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.? Dallas owner Jerry Jones sure likes the imagery of OBJ being fitted for a star helmet.

“Odell is someone that we have all the appreciation in the world for what he is as a competitor. I know the Cowboys star on that helmet when he puts it on could look pretty good,” Jones said Tuesday morning in a radio interview with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.

Beckham Jr. is an unrestricted free agent and a familiar one to the Cowboys from his days wearing No. 13 for the New York Giants. His miraculous one-handed catch near the front, right corner of the endzone remains a popular highlight and happened against the Cowboys.

Jones was vocal about moving on from his previous No. 1 wide receiver in Dallas, Amari Cooper, saying his play didn’t match his pay.

CeeDee Lamb is in that role for the Cowboys after Cooper was traded to the Cleveland Browns in the offseason.

Beckham has been linked to multiple teams as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered during the playoffs. He exited the Los Angeles Rams’ win in the Super Bowl in February with the injury, but said recently he believes the tear took place before that game.

The Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, Giants, Cowboys, Rams and others have been linked to Beckham.

It’s unclear when he plans to sign and take the requisite physical, but NFL Network reported this week no decision is expected until around Thanksgiving.

Beckham tore the ACL in the same knee in 2020 with the Browns. He joined the Rams midway through the 2021 season. He was down to two teams: the Rams and Packers.

He caught a touchdown in the first quarter for the first score of Super Bowl LVI and finished with two catches for 52 yards as Los Angeles beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection had 305 receiving yards and five touchdowns for the Rams in eight regular-season games.

He has 531 receptions for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns in 96 games (91 starts) with the Giants (2014-18), Browns (2019-21) and Rams.

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Feb 13, 2022; Inglewood, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. reacts after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals during Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Chiefs pushing to sign Odell Beckham Jr.

Free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could team up with Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City according to NBC2 in Houston.

The Chiefs are one of the multiple teams checking in regularly on Beckham, who is recovering from a torn ACL suffered as a member of the Los Angeles Rams in February.

Mahomes lost No. 1 receiver Tyreek Hill in the offseason when the Chiefs tapped the brakes on contract talks and shipped the speedster to the Miami Dolphins.

Kansas City added reinforcements, including JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marques Valdez-Scantling. They have 46 combined catches but just one touchdown between them.

Beckham Jr. has been open about his desire to rejoin the Rams, but not at a discount. He insisted last week the Rams haven’t offered “anything” and promptly received a reply from Los Angeles head coach Sean McVay.

McVay responded saying that the team still might sweeten its bid for Beckham.

“I love Odell,” McVay said. “We have constant dialogue. He also knows that certainly I don’t think that’s the last (offer) that would come from us. I’m not familiar with what it is. He knows how we feel about him. We’ve got a little bit of time.

“But (I) love Odell. Nothing but good things coming from me.”

Beckham joined the Rams from the Cleveland Browns midway through the 2021 season. He was down to two teams: the Rams and Green Bay Packers.

He caught a touchdown in the first quarter for the first score of Super Bowl LVI and finished with two catches for 52 yards as Los Angeles beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection had 305 receiving yards and five touchdowns for the Rams in eight regular-season games.

Los Angeles signed wide receiver Cooper Kupp to a three-year, $80 million contract extension and brought in Allen Robinson II in free agency on a three-year, $46.5 million deal with $30.7 million guaranteed.

He has 531 receptions for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns in 96 games (91 starts) with the New York Giants (2014-18), Browns (2019-21) and Rams.

Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff previously told The Athletic that the Rams and Beckham would like to work out a deal for him to return in 2022.

Beckham tore the ACL in the same knee in October 2020 with the Browns, had surgery and returned for the 2021 season. On Nov. 12, the Rams signed him to a one-year deal, a week after he was released by Cleveland amid a deteriorating relationship with quarterback Baker Mayfield.

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