Sources: Ravens, Chiefs among teams showing interest in OBJ
The Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs have joined the growing list of teams interested in free-agent receiver Odell Beckham Jr., sources told Jordan Schultz, theScore's NFL insider.
Beckham, 30, missed the entire 2022 season as he continued to rehab from an ACL tear suffered during Super Bowl LVI when he was with the Los Angeles Rams.
The AFC contenders join several clubs interested in acquiring the three-time Pro Bowl wideout, which includes the Dallas Cowboys, who remain interested in Beckham after previously having positive discussions with the standout pass-catcher.
The addition of Beckham would provide experience for a Ravens receiving corps lacking in that department. Baltimore will return Rashod Bateman, Devin Duvernay, and James Proche to its lineup in 2023. Veterans Sammy Watkins and Demarcus Robinson are currently free agents.
Baltimore has been searching for help in the passing game for star quarterback Lamar Jackson over the last few offseasons. The two sides are currently at an impasse after the club placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on the 2019 MVP earlier this month.
The Chiefs, meanwhile, are searching to bolster their receiving group following their victory in Super Bowl LVII. Kansas City is aiming to fill the void left after JuJu Smith-Schuster signed with New England Patriots on Wednesday. Mecole Hardman could also leave the franchise as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
The Chiefs' current wideout group features Skyy Moore and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
Beckham, a former All-Pro, held a workout last week for NFL teams in Arizona. The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants were among the teams in attendance for the showcase.
Beckham recorded 44 receptions for 537 yards and five touchdowns between the Cleveland Browns and Rams during his 2021 campaign. The LSU product was taken in the first round of the 2014 draft by the Giants.
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