Odell Beckham Jr. rumors: 5 teams that need to be at WR’s open workout
Free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is reportedly holding an open workout for interested teams. You should attend these five organizations.
The 2023 league year officially kicks off on Wednesday March 15th, but negotiations could begin on March 13th when the matchmaking window opens. While teams will have to wait for the opening, there is one player, specifically a wide receiver, that they can sign as soon as possible.
Odell Beckham Jr. has been a free agent since the end of the 2021 season, winning Super Bowl 56 with the Los Angeles Rams, but has suffered a torn ACL. Beckham went on a short tour that had three teams interested, but it was decided he wouldn’t be healthy enough to play in 2022. Now he’s on his way to being fit for the 2023 campaign.
On Friday, Beckham will hold an open practice for all interested teams in Arizona. Given how many organizations need to address the wide receiver position, here are five organizations that should be totally in attendance for the exercise.
Odell Beckham Jr. rumours: 5 teams that should be at the WR Open practice
No. 5: New York Giants
Let’s start with one team that has already been confirmed for attendance, the New York Giants.
Odell Beckham Jr. NFL teams practice Friday in Arizona, according to sources. An opportunity for him to show the league where he is at in a physical form after missing all of last season due to a torn ACL. The Giants are among the teams expected to attend.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) March 9, 2023
The Giants were among the three teams that hosted Beckham on his free agent tour in the offseason last season. He was their 2014 first-round pick, and he’s become an elite playmaker for them. But after the 2018 season, former general manager Dave Gettleman traded him to the Cleveland Browns, shortly after he signed a contract extension.
This is a new Giants system led by General Manager Joe Schoen and Head Coach Brian Dabul. It just so happens that a wide receiver is a much-needed Giants this season.
The only active New York wide receivers on the roster will be Isaiah Hodgins, a free extra season quarterback who starred, second-round pick Wan’Dale Robinson, and Collin Johnson. With quarterback Daniel Jones signing a four-year, $160 million contract, the team needs to bring in some playmakers to help build a good 2022 season.
Obviously, the team could use one of their first or second day draft picks on a wide receiver, but it will be quite the story for them to reunite with Beckham.