Davante Adams’ hopes are ‘pretty high’ Packers may land Odell Beckham Jr. – Green Bay Packers Blog

November 10, 2021

GREEN BAY, Wis. – This time, Davante adams he’s hopeful the Green Bay Packers will make a welcome move and sign wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Adams has said before that he generally doesn’t feel that way when he hears the Packers could acquire a big-name veteran, because he often ends up disappointed. It happened earlier this season with the cornerback Stephon gilmore, who landed with the Carolina Panthers.

But in this case, you have inside information.

He and Beckham have been friends since the team in 2014 and have been in regular contact.

“I learned my lesson with that [Gilmore situation]but they’re pretty high, ”Adams said Wednesday. “I’ve been talking to him a bit, so we’ll see what happens, but like I said earlier, I don’t expect anything to happen, but if it does, that would be great.”

Beckham was released by the Browns on Monday and approved the waivers on Tuesday, making him a free agent.

According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, Beckham is considering the Packers, Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints as potential landing spots.

“It hasn’t been long talk, but we’ve definitely entertained the idea,” Adams said. “I’m just trying to see where your mind is. I don’t think he knows what the deal is now. “

Packers coach Matt LaFleur did not address Beckham’s situation Wednesday, saying, “Listen, I can’t mess with anyone who’s not on our soccer team. But that’s a great question. “

The Browns and Beckham reached an agreement last week on his release. The team will pay him $ 4.25 million for the rest of this season, but will save $ 3 million from his renegotiated deal.

One source said the Packers (7-2) would probably only be willing to offer him minimum wage for the rest of this season and hope his chances of a Super Bowl outweigh the money.

“We are a contending Super Bowl team and OBJ said he wants to be on a contending team, and I feel like we have the best chance right now,” the Packers offensive lineman said. Elgton jenkins said. “He can come help us and we will do our thing.”

The 29-year-old Beckham had 17 receptions for 232 yards and zero touchdowns in six games this season. He had only two 100-yard games in 29 games after joining Cleveland in the 2019 Giants trade.

Adams, an All Pro, said he thinks the Packers are very talented as a receiver, but bringing in a big name like Beckham would not only work, it would take some of the attention away from him.

“I’m pretty sure what I bring to this offense and to this team,” Adams said. “And I know what their mentality is based on what just came in. I’d be happy to deal with whatever it is right now.

“I mean he had a catch for like 6 yards in his last game, so I can guarantee you we can take him more than that here, as long as he’s good with two catches, 12 yards, we should be straight.”