Is Odell Beckham Jr. playing tonight? Why Rams’ brand-new weapon might be restricted in ‘Monday Night Football’

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Is Odell Beckham Jr. playing tonight? Why Rams’ brand-new weapon might be restricted in ‘Monday Night Football’
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Win-now season remains in complete result in Los Angeles in 2021, as the Rams declared receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to support big acquisitions in linebacker Von Miller and quarterback Matthew Stafford.

The Rams (7-2) declared the embattled Browns receiver off waivers on Thursday, including another getting weapon for Stafford as the NFC West continues to challenge for the NFC West champion and a berth in the NFC playoffs.

The relocation contributed to what was currently an efficient getting corps, led by Cooper Cupp (74 receptions, 1,019 lawns, 10 goals), Robert Woods (45 receptions, 556 lawns, 4 goals) and Van Jefferson (27 captures, 433 lawns, 3 goals). The relocation could not have actually come at a much better time either, as Woods supposedly tore his ACL in practice a day after the Rams signed OBJ.

MORE: Why Rams’ finalizing of Odell Beckham Jr. will not be a repeat of Antonio Brown to Buccaneers

That stated, football fans should not anticipate instant fireworks in between Beckham and Stafford. The most recent acquisition is most likely to be restricted in his launching for the Rams’ “Monday Night Football” match vs. the 49 ers.

Below is a description regarding why receiver might have a peaceful launching for the Rams:

MORE: Odell Beckham Jr. agreement information: How much is Rams WR making in 2021?

Is Odell Beckham Jr. playing tonight?

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported on Sunday that Beckham will get on the field on Monday, however that he invested the very first number of days in Los Angeles getting adjusted to Sean McVay’s offending playbook. Rapoport included that the Rams’ intent is to get him onto the field for a “handful of plays, perhaps a bit.”

Rapoport likewise included Woods’ injury did not impact Los Angeles’ tactical plan surrounding Beckham, including that Jefferson would likely step up to fill deep space left by Woods.

MORE: Rams WR depth chart: How Odell Beckham Jr. fits with Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods

ESPN’s Adam Schefter likewise reported that the Rams might possibly utilize Beckham as a punt returner, particularly taking control of for Cupp on returns deep in Los Angeles area. For his profession, Beckham has actually returned 42 punts for 291 backyards and no goals– a 6.9 yard-per-return average.

Beckham was utilized as a punt returner mainly as a novice with the Giants, returning 21 punts for 171 backyards in2014 He has just had one season of double-digit punt returns because (10 returns for 66 lawns in 2016) and has just one return because signing up with the Browns in2019 He was taken on for a loss of 6 lawns.

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