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Is Odell Beckham Jr. playing tonight? Why Rams’ new weapon could be limited in ‘Monday Night Football’

Is Odell Beckham Jr. playing tonight? Why Rams’ new weapon could be limited in ‘Monday Night Football’
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Snatch-now season is in paunchy enact in Los Angeles in 2021, as the Rams claimed receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to associate with enormous acquisitions in linebacker Von Miller and quarterback Matthew Stafford.

The Rams (7-2) claimed the embattled Browns receiver off waivers on Thursday, adding one other receiving weapon for Stafford as the NFC West continues to downside for the NFC West championship and a berth in the NFC playoffs.

The transfer added to what used to be already an effective receiving corps, led by Cooper Cupp (74 receptions, 1,019 yards, 10 touchdowns), Robert Woods (45 receptions, 556 yards, four touchdowns) and Van Jefferson (27 catches, 433 yards, three touchdowns). The transfer might well well well not maintain reach at a bigger time both, as Woods reportedly tore his ACL in note a day after the Rams signed OBJ.

MORE: Why Rams’ signing of Odell Beckham Jr. obtained’t be a repeat of Antonio Brown to Buccaneers

That stated, football fans shouldn’t interrogate instant fireworks between Beckham and Stafford. The most unique acquisition is seemingly to be restricted in his debut for the Rams’ “Monday Night Soccer” matchup vs. the 49ers.

Below is an clarification as to why receiver might well well well also unprejudiced maintain a aloof debut for the Rams:

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Is Odell Beckham Jr. taking part in tonight?

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported on Sunday that Beckham will discover on the sphere on Monday, but that he spent the predominant couple of days in Los Angeles getting acclimated to Sean McVay’s offensive playbook. Rapoport added that the Rams’ draw is to discover him onto the sphere for a “handful of performs, presumably a piece.”

Rapoport moreover added Woods’ ruin didn’t affect Los Angeles’ game opinion surrounding Beckham, adding that Jefferson would seemingly step up to maintain the void left by Woods.

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

ESPN’s Adam Schefter moreover reported that the Rams might well well well also doubtlessly utilize Beckham as a punt returner, particularly taking up for Cupp on returns deep in Los Angeles territory. For his occupation, Beckham has returned 42 punts for 291 yards and nil touchdowns — a 6.9 yard-per-return moderate.

Beckham used to be feeble as a punt returner essentially as a rookie with the Giants, returning 21 punts for 171 yards in 2014. He has easiest had one season of double-digit punt returns since (10 returns for 66 yards in 2016) and has easiest one return since becoming a member of the Browns in 2019. He used to be tackled for a loss of 6 yards.

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