McVay: Getting OBJ more involved in Rams' offense a 'work in progress'
Beckham caught just two passes for 18 yards on three targets in his Rams debut Nov. 15 following only one practice with his new club. With no game this past week, the wideout relished the opportunity to study Los Angeles' offense.
"I get to get back in the lab, get to work, and get through the playbook," Beckham said, according to Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times.
Beckham signed a one-year contract worth up to $4.5 million with Los Angeles on Nov. 11. With Robert Woods sidelined due to a torn ACL, Beckham is expected to give quarterback Matthew Stafford a trio of quality weapons - alongside Cooper Kupp and Van Jefferson - in the passing game.
However, although head coach Sean McVay noted that Beckham has been working "behind the scenes," he cautioned that inserting the star receiver into the offense remains "a work in progress."
"I think it was important for everybody to be able to get away," McVay said. "And Odell was doing a great job of kind working on his own, getting himself physically ready to go. Because there was still some stuff that he was working through, just physically and getting his body feeling, you know, overall, the way that he wants to, to play at the level we all know he's capable of."
Beckham will look to make more of a contribution for the Rams, who've lost two straight games, against the Green Bay Packers. Green Bay was reportedly close to signing Beckham after the Cleveland Browns waived him following the trade deadline.