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Beckham Jr. signs one-year deal with Rams

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Los Angeles Rams are putting together a super team. The team signed free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to a one-year deal on Thursday. 

He was released by the Cleveland Browns on Monday. No team claimed him off of waivers on Tuesday, as they would have had to absorb over $7 million with the move. 

Odell Beckham Jr. is all smiles during training camp with the Brosns (Photo by Odell Beckham Jr./Instagram)

Beckham Jr. joins a stacked Rams offense. Matthew Stafford, who is on the best team of his career, now has four elite wide receivers to throw to. 

Stafford can throw the football to Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, or Beckham Jr. Also, the team has Tyler Higbee at tight end and Darrell Henderson Jr. in the backfield. 

OBJ will likely take over the role that DeSean Jackson took for much of the season before his departure. He was not happy due to a lack of playing time after signing a one-year deal with his hometown team in the off-season. 

The 29-year-old New Orleans native struggled this season with the Browns. He was a trade candidate leading up to the trade deadline. 

Before the trade deadline, his dad complained on social media in a video on how much his son was open. Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and others said “Free OBJ” in social media posts. 

He had just 17 receptions for 232 yards before his release. In his last game with the Browns, he had one reception for six yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

The once superstar receiver has not had a 100-yard reception game since the 2019 season against the Seattle Seahawks. He had a season-high 79 yards against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6. 

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In his eight-year career with the New York Giants and the Browns, he has appeared in 88 games. He made 84 starts. 

He has had 504 receptions for 7,062 yards and 51 touchdowns. He has not had a 1,000-yard season since 2019 when he had 1,035 yards with the Browns. 

He also had 23 carries for 170 yards and a touchdown. 

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 10 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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