LA Rams Coach McVay and Odell Beckham Jr. staying in touch via Twitter

Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports /

The LA Rams head coach Sean McVay and former-turned-free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. have found a simple and foolproof method for staying in touch. They are using Twitter. That’s right, Tweets. So how did that happen?

Well, we know that the Rams have not signed OBJ, and the reason appears to be a simple matter of medical clearance. As we’ve noticed with the recent medical setback with Van Jefferson, NFL wide receivers place a lot of stress on their knees in the start, stop, burst forward, planting foot, quick pivot duress in a given day of practice, or play on the football field.

The LA Rams are clearly waiting for Beckham to be rehabbed and receive full medical clearance to resume football activities. But the waiting can be torturous for a player who is as competitive as OBJ. Not only is he aware of how easily priorities can change for an NFL team’s roster, but he just won a Super Bowl with a team that has begun to prepare for another season – without him.

Tweet ‘ya later

During a training camp interview, Rams head coach Sean McVay pointedly said

"“Hopefully we’ll get Odell (Beckham Jr.) back at some point. If you’re out there, Odell, I know you heard that, okay?” – Rams head coach Sean McVay during the interview."

When the interview was Tweeted by NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano, Odell Beckham Jr. replied:

And so, the coach and player remain in contact, without the phone calls or the visits.

While the LA Rams’ offense appears to be saturated with wide receivers, the recent relapse of Van Jefferson showcases just how quickly that can change for the Rams. Right now, the team is pivoting to some combination of Ben Skowronek, Jacob Harris, and Tutu Atwell to absorb the offensive snaps and targets that would normally have gone to Jefferson.

When the LA Rams have Odell Beckham Jr. on the roster, the team will have four starting-caliber receivers to mix and match and allow for a temporary absence of one without a hiccup going forward.  When will the Rams sign OBJ?

4 major observations from Matthew Stafford’s Rams training camp (so far). light. Trending