Why you should still expect an LA Rams-Odell Beckham Jr. reunion

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The never-ending drama over will-they-or-won’t-they involving the LA Rams and free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is back in the buzz on social media. And if you are tired of the unresolved matter of when or if the LA Rams will re-sign OBJ, then this article will have elements that will frustrate you.

But that’s on you if you consider articles about the LA Rams as emotional triggers. The truth is that the LA Rams and Odell Beckham Jr. are stuck in limbo right now. Thanks to rules changes, NFL teams have only a limited number of moves that the team can make in any given season to reinstate a player from the Injured Reserve list.

So the LA Rams, like 31 other NFL teams, will play the waiting game. After all, the incentive to sign Odell Beckham Jr. is to get him back on the football field. Until medically cleared to do so, signing OBJ is far too speculative regarding timetable, compensation, and even the duration of the contract.  Just too many unknowns to place the guy onto the roster just yet.

So what is there out there to suggest that he is still leaning toward the LA Rams? Oh let me count the ways:

IV -Selling Cleveland house

Anyone who has moved knows the horror stories of trying to set up a new residence while trying to see the former residence. Whether purchasing or renting, there is always that nightmare of living expenses suddenly doubling or tripling as you get caught between two homes. And as long as you hold the last place you lived, you always have that temptation to return.

Well, the temptation is over for any chance that WR Odell Beckham Jr. will return to the Cleveland Browns anytime soon. He’s sold his former home, and that seems to have been the finishing touches on ending his ties to the Browns.

There was some public speculation that the Browns’ acquisition of former Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson could tempt OBJ back to the Browns’ roster. Not only did he still own a home there, so a return was logistically feasible, but the presence of a quarterback whose on-field production was among the best in the NFL was believed to be enough to tempt him into taking any calls from the team.

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But Watson’s past continues to haunt him, as his NFL disciplinary hearings have just concluded. In the meantime, the sale of OBJ’s house is a clear indication that the NFL wide receiver is not sticking around to learn the outcome