The Baltimore Ravens have been closely monitoring the status of free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. over the last couple of months, and that remains the case as we approach the end of November.
Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reported on Thursday that the Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs remain in conversation with Beckham. The former Pro Bowl wide receiver is set to visit with the New York Giants, Buffalo Bills, and Dallas Cowboys in early December.
It seems as though the race to sign Beckham is down to five teams, and the Ravens are among those still interested. However, it is noteworthy that they don’t have a visit lined up with him yet.
It remains unlikely that the Ravens do sign Beckham, but they could certainly still use him. The Ravens need wide receiver help and Beckham is easily the most realistic upgrade available.
Odell Beckham would be a massive addition for the Ravens
The Ravens’ need for wide receiver help has been documented ad nauseam at this point. The team already could have used extra receiver depth, and that was before they lost second-year wideout Rashod Bateman for the season.
The likes of Devin Duvernay, Demarcus Robinson, and James Proche have held down an underwhelming wide receiver room, and while Duvernay and Robinson have had their moments, it’s clear another addition could be useful.
Robinson is coming off a breakout nine-catch, 128-yard performance against the Carolina Panthers in Week 11, but it’s hard to expect that level of production to continue, especially with the veteran wideout dealing with a hip injury.
Beckham may not be the same player he was during his Pro Bowl years, but he proved last season that he still has plenty left in the tank. If he’s healthy and recovered from the torn ACL he suffered in the Super Bowl, Beckham would provide a significant boost to any NFL offense.
The Ravens don’t appear to be the most likely team to sign Odell Beckham, but they remain in the conversation. This is a situation worth monitoring over the next few weeks.