Oct 21, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) walks on the field during warmups before the game against the Denver Broncos at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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Oct 24, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Detroit Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs (39) chases down Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods (2) after a complete pass in the second half of the game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Rams WR Robert Woods tears ACL in practice

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods sustained a torn ACL at practice on Friday, ESPN reported.

Per the network, Woods was able to finish practice and conduct interviews with the media before tests later revealed the severity of the injury. That’s likely why Woods did not appear on the injury report Friday.

Woods’ injury came on the same day that the Rams signed wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Woods, 29, has 45 receptions for 556 yards and four touchdowns in nine games this season.

He has 570 catches for 7,077 yards and 35 touchdowns in 125 career games with the Buffalo Bills and Rams. He was selected by the Bills in the second round of the 2013 draft out of Southern California.

Teammate Cooper Kupp leads the NFL in receptions (74), receiving yards (1,019) and receiving touchdowns (10).

Beckham, 29, was traded in 2019 by the New York Giants to the Cleveland Browns, who agreed Friday 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.

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Oct 17, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) runs the ball against the Arizona Cardinals during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Odell Beckham Jr. signs with Rams for rest of season

Free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will play the rest of the 2021 season with the Los Angeles Rams, the team announced Thursday.

Multiple reports said Beckham decided between the Rams and the Green Bay Packers.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Wednesday that the Packers had offered Beckham the veteran’s minimum salary. Financial terms of Beckham’s deal with the Rams were not announced by the team.

The New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs were said to be pursuing Beckham as well.

In Los Angeles, Beckham will join a team that already features wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. Kupp leads the NFL in receptions (74), receiving yards (1,019) and touchdowns (10) this season.

Beckham, 29, was traded in 2019 by the New York Giants to the Cleveland Browns, who agreed Friday to waive him following a social media post from Beckham’s father criticizing Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. The Browns and Beckham came to terms on a reworked contract before placing him on waivers.

Beckham has 504 catches for 7,062 yards with 51 touchdowns in 88 career games with the Giants (2014-18) and Browns.

The Rams (7-2) are viewed around the league as being in “win-now” mode. They acquired Matthew Stafford last winter to become their new starting quarterback, and they added pass-rusher Von Miller at the trade deadline earlier this month.

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Aug 8, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) smiles at a fan during the second half against the Washington Redskins at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Report: OBJ won’t pick team until after Sunday’s games

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. won’t pick his next team until after Sunday’s games, ESPN reported Thursday.

As many as eight teams reportedly are pursuing the 29-year-old free agent, who cleared waivers Tuesday after being released by the Cleveland Browns on Monday.

Potential landing spots include Green Bay and Seattle, who face each other Sunday at Lambeau Field. Kansas City, New Orleans and New England are also reported to be in the mix.

Beckham has made it clear he only wants to join a playoff contender, per reports.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection has 17 catches for 232 yards and no touchdowns in six games this season.

Beckham has 504 catches for 7,062 yards with 51 touchdowns in 88 career games with the New York Giants (2014-18) and Browns.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) can't hang onto a pass against Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cameron Sutton (20) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio. [Jeff Lange/Beacon Journal]

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Reports: Browns, Odell Beckham Jr. negotiating terms of release

The Cleveland Browns and Odell Beckham Jr. have been negotiating terms of the wide receiver’s release, multiple media outlets reported.

ESPN reported Beckham could be released in the next few days after the Browns rework his contract to avoid a major salary cap hit.

Beckham, 29, was excused from practice for a second consecutive day Thursday. He was told not to attend Wednesday’s practice one day after his father posted an Instagram video showing quarterback Baker Mayfield either not throwing the ball to his son or missing him when he was open.

According to ESPN, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski addressed the team before Wednesday’s practice and informed players that Beckham would no longer be a Brown.

Both Stefanski and Mayfield said Wednesday that they had not heard from Beckham since his father’s posts went viral.

Beckham, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, finished with just one catch for six yards in Cleveland’s 15-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday. He has 17 catches for 232 yards with no touchdown receptions in six games this season.

Beckham has 504 catches for 7,062 yards with 51 touchdowns in 88 career games with the New York Giants (2014-18) and Browns. He has caught seven touchdown passes in his 29 games with Cleveland.

Beckham is under contract for two more seasons, but has no guaranteed money left on his deal.

–Field Level Media

Oct 21, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) warms up before the game between the Browns and the Denver Broncos at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Odell Beckham Jr. excused from practice again

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was excused from practice for the second straight day Thursday, multiple outlets reported.

Head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters Wednesday that general manager Andrew Berry is engaged in talks with Beckham’s representatives.

However, it seems increasingly unlikely that Beckham will take the field on Sunday when the Browns (4-4) visit the Cincinnati Bengals (5-3).

The NFL trade deadline passed Tuesday, the same day Beckham’s father ignited a social media firestorm by posting a video on Instagram of Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield failing to connect with his son on passing plays.

NBA superstar and Ohio native LeBron James then weighed in on social media, tweeting his support for Beckham: “OBJ will show again why he’s special. WR1 #FreeOBJ.”

Beckham is a three-time Pro Bowl selection, however he finished with just one catch for 6 yards in Cleveland’s 15-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday. He has 17 catches for 232 yards with no touchdown receptions in six games this season.

Beckham, who turns 29 on Friday, has 504 catches for 7,062 yards with 51 touchdowns in 88 career games with the New York Giants (2014-18) and Browns. He has caught seven touchdown passes in his 29 games with Cleveland.

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Oct 17, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) runs the ball against the Arizona Cardinals during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Browns excuse WR Odell Beckham Jr. from practice

The Cleveland Browns excused Odell Beckham Jr. from Wednesday’s practice despite the wide receiver’s intent to participate, multiple media outlets reported.

The move comes on the heels of the NFL’s trade deadline passing on Tuesday as well as a social media firestorm ignited by Beckham’s father.

The elder Beckham posted a video to his verified Instagram account of Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield failing to connect with his son on passing plays. The video was set to the song “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M.

The younger Beckham is a three-time Pro Bowl selection. He has 17 catches for 232 yards with no touchdown receptions in six games this season for the Browns (4-4).

Beckham, who turns 29 on Friday, has 504 catches for 7,062 yards with 51 touchdowns in 88 career games with the New York Giants (2014-18) and Browns.

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Oct 17, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) runs the ball against the Arizona Cardinals during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Browns reportedly won’t trade Odell Beckham Jr.

The Cleveland Browns don’t plan to trade wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Tuesday, ESPN reported.

The team hasn’t received an offer “that would make sense,” per the report. The trade deadline is 4 p.m. ET.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection has played six games this season, catching 17 passes on 34 targets with no touchdown receptions.

He has failed to connect with quarterback Baker Mayfield — and Odell Beckham Sr. is placing the blame squarely on Mayfield.

The elder Beckham posted a video to his verified Instagram account Tuesday morning. Set to the song “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M., the video shows missed chances for the Browns’ offense in Weeks 3 through 6 when Beckham Jr. was open and Mayfield didn’t find him.

The post included a number of hashtags from Beckham Sr., including #imafatherbeforeanything, #ihurt4him, #disrespectful and #ilovemyson.

The Browns didn’t comment on the video, and neither did Mayfield’s outspoken wife, Emily. She did, however, retweet a post from a Cleveland journalist that put the blame for the Browns’ woes on the receivers.

The Browns (4-4) visit the Cincinnati Bengals (5-3) on Sunday.

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Sep 26, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) catches the ball 
during warmups before the game against the Chicago Bears at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Odell Beckham Jr. returns after getting shoulder examined

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. briefly left Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals with an apparent right shoulder injury.

He visited the medical tent and then headed to the locker room in the second quarter but returned to the field in the third quarter.

Beckham was screaming in pain on the sideline after being driven into the turf by two Cardinal defenders following a 17-yard reception.

He finished the first half with two catches for 42 yards.

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Sep 19, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) looks on as the team warms up before the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Houston Texans at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. says ‘we’ll see’ about Week 3 return

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. says he’s “taking it one day at a time” as he practices in hopes of making his season debut against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

He missed his second consecutive game last weekend as he continues his comeback from a torn ACL.

“Everything going smooth,” he told reporters Thursday. “Part of the progression, working my way into it. Everything feeling good. Just taking it day-by-day.”

Coach Kevin Stefanski said Beckham was a “full go” for practice on Wednesday.

Beckham caught 23 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns in seven games before being sidelined in 2020.

Beckham, 28, has not been exposed to contact since tearing the ACL in his left knee in October. His surgery didn’t take place until the second week of November, which impacted the timeline for his return.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection has five 1,000-yard seasons since the New York Giants drafted him 12th overall in 2014.

–Field Level Media