Odell Beckham Jr., Dolphins reportedly conform to one-year deal

by Christina S. Brown
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Odell Beckham Jr. has a brand new residence.

The star receiver has agreed to a one-year take care of the Miami Dolphins, NFL Media reported Friday. The deal is value as much as $8.25 million, which means OBJ can be taking much less cash to wind up in Southern Florida, per the report.

Miami expressed curiosity in Beckham earlier this offseason, with Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel confirming to reporters on the NFL’s league assembly in March that they made him a proposal.

“Issues went nice with him,” McDaniel instructed reporters of the assembly with Beckham on the time. “We did make him a proposal, and enterprise takes time — particularly with gamers corresponding to Odell, who’s had an exceptional profession [and] nonetheless has actually good soccer in entrance of him and has choices. I believe these conversations can be ongoing. We’ll see the place they go.”

The Dolphins’ pursuit of Beckham got here after they misplaced wideout Cedrick Wilson Jr., who signed a take care of the New Orleans Saints, in free company. McDaniel has remained optimistic that Beckham would come to phrases on a take care of Miami.

“[I’m] positively prepared to teach him if we will come to an settlement, and I believe either side try to work in direction of that,” McDaniel mentioned beforehand.

Beckham, 31, struggled to get again to his star type with the Baltimore Ravens in 2023 after sitting out the 2022 season to rehab a torn ACL. He recorded 35 receptions for 565 yards and three touchdowns in 14 video games, inflicting the Ravens to launch him earlier this month. Nonetheless, Beckham did submit a career-high 16.1 yards per reception. 

Nonetheless, Beckham instructed reporters following the Ravens’ loss within the AFC Championship Recreation that he believes he nonetheless has extra soccer left in him. 

“If there’s something I felt about myself — no matter anyone’s opinion or something like that — is that I do know that I can nonetheless play soccer, and I do know that I nonetheless have s— within the tank,” Beckham mentioned.

Now, he’ll get to play behind one of many prime receiving duos within the league. Tyreek Hill was arguably the very best receiver in 2023, whereas Jaylen Waddle has recorded not less than 1,000 receiving yards in every of his first three seasons within the league.

Earlier than becoming a member of the Ravens final offseason, Beckham regarded like he was having a profession resurgence with the Los Angeles Rams in 2021. He had 27 receptions for 305 yards and 5 touchdowns in eight regular-season video games earlier than recording 21 receptions for 288 yards and two touchdowns throughout the postseason. 

Whereas Beckham performed a giant position in serving to the Rams elevate the Lombardi Trophy, he tore the identical ACL that was torn within the 2020 season when he was with the Cleveland Browns.

Beckham started his profession with the New York Giants in 2014, being chosen with the twelfth decide in that yr’s draft. He instantly grew to become a family title, successful Offensive Rookie of the Yr as his one-handed landing catch in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys has been considered as one of the crucial memorable performs of the twenty first century within the NFL. 

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