Rams’ Sean McVay has little to say about Odell Beckham Jr.'s availability

The Cleveland Browns released Odell Beckham Jr., shown, on Friday. Rams coach Sean McVay didn’t have much to say about the receiver’s availability.
(Ron Schwane / Associated Press)
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Back in 2018, when Odell Beckham Jr. played for the New York Giants, the Rams — who have not been shy about making blockbuster moves — made inquiries about trading for the star receiver.

Beckham was released Friday by the Cleveland Browns. Before practice, Rams coach Sean McVay was asked if the Rams had interest in adding him to the roster.

“We’re not going to get into those kinds of things,” McVay said.

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Would he want the Rams to make an inquiry?

“I would never say never on anything like that,” McVay said. “So, that’s where I’ll leave that.”

The Rams on Tuesday released receiver DeSean Jackson, who had asked to be traded because of limited opportunities in the Rams’ first seven games. Jackson caught a 75-yard touchdown pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“Very grateful for what DeSean did,” McVay said. “I think he made huge contributions against the Bucs against Seattle that were really instrumental game-changing plays that helped us win those football games. ...

“He wanted some more opportunities, which I think he wasn’t wrong to feel that way, and we felt it was going to be in the best interest.

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“But I love DeSean, I got tremendous respect for the resumé, for the body of work that he’s established, and unfortunately that didn’t work out the way that I think either of us had hoped or anticipated.”

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