Sources – Odell Beckham holds practice for NFL teams Friday

Jordan RaananESPN staff writer2 minute reading

Free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will hold a workout for NFL teams on Friday in Arizona, sources told ESPN.

Beckham, 30, missed all of this past season due to a torn ACL sustained in last year’s Super Bowl. He went on a free-agent tour, visiting the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills at the end of the season.

The Giants are among the teams expected to be represented at practice, which will be an opportunity for Beckham to show teams where he is physically. It has been 13 months since the injury.

Beckham is expected to be among the top wide receivers available this year in free agency, despite suffering another ACL tear. This is not believed to be a very strong group of free agent receivers.

New England’s Jakobi Meyers is the consensus best receiver available.

Beckham was playing at an extremely high level for the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl before awkwardly planting his foot and immediately reaching for his knee. He had three catches, 52 yards and a touchdown before the injury.

It really seemed like Beckham was re-establishing himself as a top receiver with the Rams, for whom he had 27 catches for 305 yards and five touchdowns in eight regular-season games in the 2021 season.

Beckham’s NFL career has been quite a wild ride since being drafted by the Giants in the first round in 2014. He burst onto the scene with a memorable one-handed catch against the Cowboys and set records for production in his first three seasons.

Beckham was named Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2014 and had at least 1,300 yards receiving and double-digit touchdowns in each of his first three seasons. But then injuries and arguments began to take their toll. He broke his leg in 2017 and was famously traded to the Cleveland Browns before the 2019 season by general manager Dave Gettleman.

A core muscle injury and ineffectiveness plagued Beckham with the Browns, where he was also a lightning rod, and his relationship with quarterback Baker Mayfield soured.

Beckham was released by the Browns midway through the 2021 season and eventually signed with the Rams. He won a Super Bowl in Los Angeles.

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