Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has reportedly narrowed his pick for his next team to two rivals from NFC East who happen to be playing on Thanksgiving.
That would be the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants, two teams that Beckham is Expected meeting next week, This is according to a report by the NFL Network.
Beckham, of course, began his career with the Giants in 2014 as a first-round draft pick. He recorded three consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons at blue before a broken ankle struck him in his fourth season, limiting him to just four games in 2017.
Despite this, Beckham returned the following year to appear in 12 games after signing a five-year, $90 million contract extension. After one season, however, the Giants decided to sell Beckham to the Cleveland Browns in a mega deal that also saw New York send defensive endplayer Olivier Vernon to the Browns in exchange for the safety of Jabrill Peppers guard Kevin Zeitler and the Browns’ first- and third-round draft picks the following year, who became defenseman Dexter Lawrence II and outside linebacker Oshane Ximines, respectively.
Beckham, 30, notched another 1,000-yard reception game in his first season with Cleveland, but things went awry for the former LSU star, who was released by the Browns in 2021. He then signed with the Los Angeles Rams and would go on to win a Super Bowl championship with the Rams.
Beckham visited the Giants facility last month to see former teammate Sterling Shepard after Shepard tore his cruciate ligament. That report fueled hopes that a Beckham-Giants reunion was imminent, but general manager Joe Schoen told reporters during his bye week press conference that he didn’t even know Beckham was in the building at the time. A Giants spokesman clarified that the recipient’s visit was unofficial.
Beckham is in the final stages of recovery from his second ACL injury sustained in Super Bowl LVI. Per Over the Cap, The Giants have just $2,838,397 in cap space left, barely enough to get them through the rest of the regular season. However, if they have to break the emergency glass and restructure receiver Kenny Golladay’s contract to make more room, that remains a possibility, although Schoen would likely prefer not to do so.
NFL.com reports that Beckham will visit the Cowboys either next Monday or Tuesday.
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