Les Snead: Rams “definitely” want Odell Beckham Jr. back

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Odell Beckham Jr. remains on the free-agent market.

But his latest team would like to keep him around.

In a video conference with local media on Tuesday, Rams General Manager Les Snead reiterated that the reigning Super Bowl champions want to re-sign Beckham.

“He’s someone that we definitely want back,” Snead said, via Greg Beacham of the Associated Press. “A little bit more complex situation based on the injury. We envision it being similar but different circumstances to last year. When Odell is ready to play, we’d appreciate him being part of [the Rams].”

Beckham, 29, tore his ACL in his left knee for the second consecutive year during the second quarter of Los Angeles’ victory over Cincinnati in Super Bowl LVI. That means Beckham is unlikely to be available until at least late in the 2022 regular season.

The 2014 first-round pick joined the Rams in November after the Browns released him. Beckham appeared in eight games with seven starts for Los Angeles, catching 27 passes for 305 yards with five touchdowns in the regular season. He then added 21 receptions for 288 yards with a pair of TDs in four postseason contests.

Aside from star receiver Cooper Kupp, L.A. added Allen Robinson with a three-year, $46.5 million deal in free agency this month. The Rams also have 2020 second-round pick Van Jefferson in tow.

The team has agreed to trade Robert Woods — who is also recovering from an ACL tear — to the Titans.

15 responses to “Les Snead: Rams “definitely” want Odell Beckham Jr. back

  1. The salary cap is a farce, and should should be simplified dramatically. The strongest teams in the NFL are those not with the best players, but with the best accountants.

  2. If you ‘definitely’ want him back, Rams, you could always, you know, sign him to a contract.

  3. It worked out better than I figured it would, but they won’t resign him. They had a hard time pinning him down to a contract last year as he kept changing his mind on which team to sign with. He will want too much and they will be better off spending that money on a pass rusher and a TE.

  4. The Rams are saying all the right things so as not to alienate his teammates.If they do take him back it would probably be very low base salary offset by incentives.

  5. He was having a contract game until the injury. Not sure how significant he was before that. Thoughts, Rams followers?

  6. cardsgreat says:
    March 22, 2022 at 2:40 pm
    It worked out better than I figured it would, but they won’t resign him. They had a hard time pinning him down to a contract last year as he kept changing his mind on which team to sign with. He will want too much and they will be better off spending that money on a pass rusher and a TE.
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    Kept changing his mind? It was all of 7 days from when he was released until the day he signed with the Rams. It was only between the Packers and the Rams. The media speculated back and forth for almost every team in the NFL was trying to sign him and where the perfect fit would be.

  7. OBJ is way to full of himself money wise to be able to resign with the Rams

  8. and John Lynch “definitely” got offered 2 2nd round picks for Jimmy G. The thing is actions speak louder than the words… if you REALLY want a player bad enough, go get them. The Browns did, and they were told they weren’t even in contention for him anymore.

  9. ——————————————————————————————————————
    Kept changing his mind? It was all of 7 days from when he was released until the day he signed with the Rams. It was only between the Packers and the Rams. The media speculated back and forth for almost every team in the NFL was trying to sign him and where the perfect fit would be.
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    Looks like you missed PFT’s post on how badly he went back and forth and finally made up his mind to go with the Rams after telling two or more teams he was signing with them.

  10. That’s pretty low production for a team that already has three strong receivers.

    How much is 50 yards of receiving per game and a touchdown every other game worth? On a twice-torn ACL?

  11. vikings1234 says:
    March 22, 2022 at 3:08 pm
    He was having a contract game until the injury. Not sure how significant he was before that. Thoughts, Rams followers?
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    A contract game, huh?

  12. With Robinson signing they don’t need OBJ. Not enough footballs on the field for Robinson Kupp and OBJ

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