Odell Beckham Jr. hopeful to sign with contender by end of month: report


Odell Beckham Jr. could be ready to join a new team by the end of the month, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The 30-year-old wide receiver, who is recovering from a torn ACL he sustained in the Super Bowl, is expected to make his decision soon, with the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers among the potential contenders that could sign him.

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Per Schefter, Beckham would prefer to play for a contender and is seeking a prorated deal similar to the deals signed by last year’s wide receiver free agents such as Chris Godwin and Mike Williams, whose salaries average $20 million per year.

That would put Beckham at about $5 million if he plays the final quarter of the season.

Beckham is also believed to be seeking a multi-year deal with the team he signs with, which would add flexibility in structuring a contract.

Last season, the Los Angeles Rams traded for Beckham, who provided them the receiving depth that helped propel them on a Super Bowl-winning run.

Teams interested in Beckham hope he can have a similar impact, although just how effective he will be following surgery on his knee remains to be seen.

Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the surgery, is nearly ready to clear Beckham for all football activities, per Schefter.

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