Latest On Odell Beckham Jr.

21:05: Following Beckham’s practice, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reports that the three-time Pro Bowler is targeting a deal worth as much as $20 million per season, as was the case at one point during the 2022 campaign. His absence through injury makes this question one that is unlikely to be met, although his presence at yesterday’s screening suggests a number of suitors are still keen to sign him.

1:38 p.m.: The rare free agent who skips a season and is still expected to generate significant interest in the following year’s market, Odell Beckham Jr. He is believed to have fully recovered from the cruciate ligament tear that changed his hopes for 2022.

Beckham is now 100%, according to’s Ian Rapoport. He attempted to demonstrate that form in a practice session attended by nearly half the league. OBJ didn’t work for teams during his late-season push to secure a multi-year deal — obviously dependent on a playoff-only role with a competitor last season — but he drew a nice crowd on Friday.

Twelve to 14 teams attended the practice, notes’s Jeremy Fowler. Representatives from the 49ers, Bills, Browns, Cardinals, Chiefs, Giants, Jets, Panthers, Patriots, Rams, Ravens and Vikings were at the event, notes CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones (Twitter connections). It was believed that perhaps Beckham’s most notable admirer, the Cowboys, were not among the teams watching Beckham’s form.

The Cowboys certainly shouldn’t be described as outside the Beckham mix, and the Dallas Morning News’ Calvin Watkins notes that the team remains content to sign the eight-year veteran if his health and prize demands are right (Twitter shortcut). They are widely expected to resume the persecution they abolished in December. The Rams and Giants are also among the teams expected to take on OBJ again. Sean McVay confirmed, vincluding ESPN’s Sarah Barshop, the Rams are “absolutely” monitoring their former receiver. Before dropping out of contention, the Rams were considered the favorites last year to land him. But Beckham’s knee ended up taking more time to heal.

Beckham, 30, absent last season means he can sign with any team at any time. However, any unrestricted free agent wideout can speak to teams Monday at 3:00 p.m. CT, when the statutory manipulation period begins. The former pass catcher for the Giants, Browns and Rams is now nearly 13 months from tearing his second cruciate ligament. He returned 10 months after his first stint and eventually made an impression for the Rams, a stretch that ended in a touchdown at Super Bowl LVI.

This year’s questionable wide receiver market should help Beckham’s value, but given his age and absence all season due to injury, this is one of the more unusual free agencies for a player in recent memory.


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