Rams Rumors: Odell Beckham Jr. & Dez Bryant a Pairing?
Who might have a pair of three-time Professional Bowl large receivers collectively? The Los Angeles Rams or the Dallas Cowboys? And will it’s sensible?
As of Wednesday, August 3, each groups are lacking a key large receiver — the Cowboys after James Washington was carted off the sector during their Monday practice in Oxnard and the Rams with Van Jefferson coping with a foul knee that stored him out of the “Again Collectively Saturday” observe, which head coach Sean McVay known as “just a little tweak” that can require some minor surgical procedure.
Two free agent large receivers took to social media and with one on-line trade, bought the eye of NFL followers of each groups. These wideouts: Dez Bryant and Tremendous Bowl 56 champion Odell Beckham Jr.
One ‘Would not Thoughts’ Taking part in in Dallas
Each Bryant and Beckham have hit the health club arduous as NFL groups all ramp up coaching camp, together with the 2 franchises training roughly two hours in street journey distance from one another.
Bryant, 33, was featured in a web based video uploaded by him performing one-legged squats. That prompted a reply from Beckham.
“Dezzzzzz again to the boys!!!!!!!! Get dwelling king,” Beckham said.
Bryant responded…saying he “would not thoughts” embracing the star on the sector another time.
“I would not thoughts throwing the X up once more within the Huge D!!!” Bryant responded to OBJ.
Bryant, although, revealed that he is pivoted in one other course outdoors of working routes.
“However I am grinding and on a unique mission in the mean time,” Bryant continued.
Bryant’s final NFL cease was with the Baltimore Ravens in 2020. He hasn’t been on a roster since. There are followers, although, who would like to see each Professional Bowlers comprising half of the Cowboys’ receiving quartet that already has two 1,000-yard receivers in Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb.
“Sounds such as you wanna come to Texas too,” replied another Cowboys fan to OBJ.
The FanSided Cowboys web site The Landry Hat is on board with an OBJ and Bryant pairing.
It isn’t the primary time the 2 Professional Bowlers had their names linked collectively on-line. Talked about on this Heavy on Rams story again on November 1, 2021, it was Bryant who despatched the suggestion to the Rams that they add OBJ following the blockbuster Von Miller commerce.
However so far as being teammates, Bryant helped put a squash to that rumor and hope for some NFL followers by mentioning how he is grow to be extra concerned with Private Nook, which is a Web3 undertaking he is part of.
The place Will OBJ Land?
Beckham continues to have his identify plastered as a excessive precedence free agent for the month of August.
Heavy’s NFL insider Matt Lombardo wrote how he believes OBJ could be match for the Cowboys.
“If Beckham is absolutely wholesome, he would supply veteran management and explosive playmaking talents, notably within the vertical passing recreation, reverse CeeDee Lamb in Dak Prescott’s supporting forged. With Lamb serving because the offense’s high goal, Beckham has the prospect to thrive as a dependable pass-catcher with upside, particularly down the stretch — a time when the Cowboys have faltered considerably in recent times,” Lombardo wrote.
Nevertheless, Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones instructed reporters that the workforce proper now has “no urgency” in including a WR within the wake of Washington’s harm.
Which leaves one final NFC workforce that would nonetheless very nicely capitalize on Beckham’s availability — the Rams. McVay has already made it clear that he desires OBJ again contained in the “Rams Home.”
McVay then instructed The Athletic’s Jourdan Rodrigue on Monday that he and the Rams are determining when to get OBJ “again sooner or later.”