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Odell Beckham Jr. Hints at Bills Interest in Response to Von Miller IG Post

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVAugust 8, 2022

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Odell Beckham Jr. hinted that he might be interested in signing with the Buffalo Bills in an Instagram comment he made under veteran edge-rusher Von Miller's post:

Ryan Talbot @RyanTalbotBills

“What’s the locker next to u loook like 👀!!!??” -<a href="https://twitter.com/obj?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@obj</a> to Von Miller. <br><br>If the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bills?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Bills</a> want Odell Beckham Jr. at some point this season, it’s not going to take much convincing…<br><br>(H/T <a href="https://twitter.com/pjbuffalobills?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@pjbuffalobills</a>) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BillsMafia?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BillsMafia</a> <a href="https://t.co/1sapCkAFQ3">pic.twitter.com/1sapCkAFQ3</a>

Beckham, who is recovering from a torn ACL suffered during last year's Super Bowl, is a free agent. He and Miller were teammates on the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams last season.

The 29-year-old wideout had a resurgent second half of the 2021 season with the Rams and quarterback Matt Stafford, catching 27 passes for 305 yards and five touchdowns in eight regular-season games. He added 21 receptions for 288 yards and two touchdowns—including one in the Super Bowl before getting injured—in the postseason.

But Beckham will likely miss a good chunk of the 2022 campaign, meaning his free agency is expected to stretch into the regular season. And after a solid experience with the Rams last season, it seems a safe bet that he'll consider a contending team, whether that means returning to Los Angeles, joining up with the Bills or finding another playoff-bound squad.

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport noted on Sunday that Beckham has "continued to receive interest from several teams, contending teams."

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

From Inside Training Camp: The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rams?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Rams</a> have stayed in contact with FA WR Odell Beckham Jr, but what’s next? Me and Tom Pelissero discuss… <a href="https://t.co/JMYMJRMVFU">pic.twitter.com/JMYMJRMVFU</a>

Among those was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (before they signed Julio Jones), the Green Bay Packers and the Rams.

The Bills, meanwhile, are already loaded on offense behind quarterback Josh Allen, with playmakers like Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, Dawson Knox and Devin Singletary, among others. But bolstering the passing attack for the stretch run with a three-time Pro Bowler like Beckham would make a lot of sense for a Bills team with legitimate Super Bowl aspirations this year.

Beckham had his struggles during parts of three seasons with the Cleveland Browns, no doubt. But he showed with Stafford and the Rams last year that he could be an important piece on a title-winning side.

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