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According to league sources, Odell Beckham Jr. is being approached by teams that believe the wide receiver-free agent will wait until Sunday's games are over before making his final decision. ESPN's Dianna Russini was told Thursday by league sources.
Beckham cleared waivers Tuesday, after being released Monday by the Cleveland Browns. Sources told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that Beckham was still sorting through offers Wednesday night. As many as eight teams were making their plays this week for him, they said. Sources tell ESPN that Beckham is being pursued by the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints, as well as Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs.
On Sunday, two of these teams -- the Packers & Seahawks -- will face off at Lambeau Field.
Sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Beckham would like to spend the remainder of the season with a playoff candidate and in a winning environment.
Davante Adams, a Green Bay receiver, said Wednesday that he is in contact with Beckham and is cautiously optimistic.
"Hopes are high up." Adams stated that he had been talking to Adams a bit and they'll see what happens. "But, as I have said before, I don’t expect anything to occur. It would be wonderful if it did.
Adams stated that he is not worried about being the big receiver in Green Bay.
He said, "I feel pretty secure in the things I bring to this offense" and "I think this is a great team." "And I know his mindset: Based on what he just said, he would be content to handle whatever situation presented itself."
Andy Reid, Chiefs coach, said Wednesday that Brett Veach, general manager of the Chiefs, is "always going be keeping his eyes and ears open." Quarterback Patrick Mahomes stated that he hasn't spoken to Beckham.
Beckham was expelled by the Browns from practice last week as negotiations continued. Beckham asked to be traded but never had an on-field relationship with Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. Beckham forced his release when his father posted an 11-minute video via social media of plays in which Mayfield failed him.
This three-time Pro Bowl selection had 17 catches for 232 yards in six games and zero touchdowns this season.
This report was contributed by Adam Teicher and Rob Demovsky, ESPN.