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GREEN BAY (Wis.) - Davante Adams is expressing his hope that the Green Bay Packers will make a big move and sign Odell Beckham Jr.
Adams said that he isn't always happy when the Packers acquire a veteran player of high stature. He often feels disappointed. This happened with Stephon Gilmore (cornerback), who was drafted by the Carolina Panthers.
However, he does have some insider information on this particular one.
Beckham and he have been close friends since 2014, when they joined forces. They keep in touch regularly, which helps to explain his high hopes.
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Adams stated Wednesday that he had learned his lesson from the Gilmore situation, but they are very high. "Been talking with him a bit, so will see what happens. But, like I've stated previously, I don’t expect anything to occur, but it would be great if it did."
Beckham was released Monday by the Browns and cleared waivers Tuesday making him a free agent.
ESPN's DiannaRussini reports that Beckham is looking at the Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, and New Orleans Saints as possible landing spots.
Adams stated that although there have not been many talks, Adams acknowledged that they had entertained the idea. "Just trying to find his mind. "I don't believe he knows what the deal is right now."
On Wednesday, Matt LaFleur, Packers coach, refused to address Beckham's situation. He stated, "Listen. I can't get in anybody that isn't on our football team." That's a great question.
Beckham was released by the Browns last week after an agreement with Beckham. Beckham will be paid $4.25 million for the remainder of this season, but the team will still save $3 million through his renegotiated contract.
Green Bay could be Odell Beckham Jr.'s landing place? Davante Adams is positive. Emilee Chinn/Getty Images
According to a source, the Packers (7-2), would likely only offer him a minimum salary for the rest of the season. They hope that their chances of winning the Super Bowl will outweigh the money.
Elgton Jenkins, Packers offensive lineman, stated that "We are a Super Bowl contender team and OBJ indicated he wants to play on a contending sideline team." He can add to us, and we'll do our thing."
Beckham, 29, had 17 catches for 231 yards and zero touchdowns this season. After being traded from the Giants in 2019, he only had two 100-yard games.
Adams, an All-Pro, stated that he believes the Packers possess a lot of talent at receiver. However, Beckham's addition would not only make the Packers more successful but also draw some attention to himself.
Adams stated, "I feel pretty secure in the things I bring to this offense" and "I feel very secure in my contributions to this team." Based on what he has just come from, I can see his mindset. He would be open to dealing with any situation at this point.
"He had one catch of 6 yards in his last game. So I can assure you that we can get him more over here. As long as he can make two good catches, 12 yards, then we should be fine.