AFC Contender could sign ex-Ravens WR Odell Beckham Jr after meeting went "well"

Beckham might be staying in the conference.

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The Baltimore Ravens had to say goodbye to many of their more impactful names from the 2023 season as they try to give their roster a facelift. After arriving in Baltimore with a great degree of bombast and fanfare, Odell Beckham Jr. failed to be the game-changer many expected at wide receiver.

The recently released Beckham caught just 35 passes, three touchdowns, and failed to cross the 600-yard plateau. While his days of being a top-flight receiver are well and truly in the past after last year, teams will still be willing to take a chance on him as a valuable role player in a high-octane passing game.

The Miami Dolphins are trying to get the most out of Tua Tagovailoa before a giant new contract eats up most of their financial freedom. Even with a strong receiver corps already, Baltimore is taking an interest in signing Beckham.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins' meeting with Beckham went "well" and the club believes they have a very good chance of signing him due to strong mutual interest. All that is left in the way of a deal is seeing if the two parties are on the same page as far as price goes.

Dolphins trying to sign former Ravens WR Odell Beckham Jr.

Even with Beckham losing some of the juice he had during his Giants days, playing alongside Zay Flowers and Rashod Bateman is by no means the same as suiting up next to Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Beckham may not see one double coverage all season long in that offense.

While the Dolphins did take some lumps due to their cap situation, especially on the defensive side of the ball, Mike McDaniel should once again have one of the finest offenses in the league if Tua Tagovailoa manages to stay healthy. With how much Miami throws the ball, Beckham's numbers might be able to tick upward.

As for Baltimore, they are currently rolling out a trio of Flowers, Bateman, and Nelson Agholor as their top three wideouts. It seems like a foregone conclusion that the Ravens will either spend some of their cap space on a veteran addition or use a 2024 NFL Draft pick on an upgrade.

Even with an MVP quarterback, Baltimore has been a bit of a graveyard for veteran wide receivers during the Jackson era. Watching Beckham get back on track in Miami would not only be tough to watch for Ravens fans, but it could reinforce a potential playoff team in the crowded AFC.