Odell Beckham Jr., who remains a free agent as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered in last year's Super Bowl, was in attendance for the NFL's regular-season opener between his former team, the defending champion Los Angeles Rams, and the Buffalo Bills.
And it was a bittersweet experience for him:
Beckham took part in the pregame ceremonies for the champion Rams, wearing yellow pants and a blue hat in an ensemble that definitely, totally, absolutely didn't have people raising their eyebrows just a bit at what it all might mean:
Charles Robinson @CharlesRobinson
Probably a good sign that the expected return of Odell Beckham Jr. to the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rams?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Rams</a> is right on track. GM Les Snead looks pretty happy. <a href="https://t.co/5lrHnKmdgY">pic.twitter.com/5lrHnKmdgY</a>
Kristen Lago @kristenmlago
Odell Beckham Jr. is also in the house tonight as the <a href="https://twitter.com/RamsNFL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RamsNFL</a> get set to kick off against the <a href="https://twitter.com/BuffaloBills?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BuffaloBills</a>. <br><br>What do we think? Is <a href="https://twitter.com/obj?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@obj</a> here to stay in LA? <a href="https://t.co/VPsSN9rKyf">pic.twitter.com/VPsSN9rKyf</a>
Beckham was on the Rams last season, so it wasn't a surprise that he was present for the team's banner unveiling to celebrate its title. Until he signs with a new team, however, the speculation will be rampant.
At least for Thursday night, he had to settle for watching two Super Bowl contenders do battle from the sidelines.