Huge receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could return punts for the Rams throughout his debut on Monday evening in opposition to the 49ers, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Beckham’s position on particular groups could be a part of a package deal of performs put in for the wideout, per ESPN.
The three-time Professional Bowler signed with Los Angeles earlier this week, days after the Browns positioned him on waivers. Within the aftermath of Beckham signing what’s reportedly a one-year deal price as much as $4.25 million, Rams extensive receiver Robert Woods suffered a season-ending ACL harm throughout apply. Woods is predicted to overlook the rest of the season.
Los Angeles has typically used extensive receiver Cooper Kupp as one in every of its punt returners this season. Beckham returned punts early in his profession with the Giants, however returned only one punt since 2019 in his two-plus years with the Browns.
Rams coach Sean McVay informed reporters on Friday that the group would take a day-to-day strategy to determining Beckham’s position.
He reportedly chose the Rams over the Packers, amongst different groups, together with the Saints, Seahawks, Chiefs and Patriots. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Steelers additionally inquired about Beckham as he was narrowing down which group he wished to hitch.
In six video games with the Browns this season, Beckham Jr. had 17 catches for 232 yards. He has handled an AC joint sprain in his shoulder all year long.
The Rams enter their Week 10 Monday Evening Soccer contest with the 49ers with a 7–2 file. Kickoff is ready for 8:25 p.m. ET Monday.
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