Saints lose out on the Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes

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The New Orleans Saints were one of the teams most heavily connected to Odell Beckham Jr. rumors over the last couple of days since the former Pro Bowl wide receiver was released by the Cleveland Browns.

But despite those rumors and what was likely extensive interest from the Saints, it doesn’t appear as though Beckham will be returning to Louisiana.

Instead, it’s being reported that Beckham is down to two finalists, the Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Rams. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Beckham is expected to sign with the Rams, although there has been no official confirmation at the time of writing.

Either way, it sure seems like the Saints are out on Beckham.

The Saints weren’t able to sign Odell Beckham Jr.

A three-time Pro Bowler, Beckham was at one point considered to be one of the best wide receivers in football. However, injuries and off-field drama have seen his career take a turn for the worse in recent years.

Still, the former LSU star remains an uber-talented receiver and could have been of use to a Saints team desperate for wide receiver help at the moment.

The likes of Tre’Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway, Deonte Harris, and Kenny Stills just aren’t getting it done, and that’s been evident in recent weeks.

It would have been somewhat of a heartfelt reunion to have Beckham, a Baton Rouge native and LSU product, return to the state he called home for most of his life.

However, it just wasn’t meant to be.

Given the team’s questionable quarterback situation, it isn’t hard to see why Beckham didn’t choose to sign with the Saints.

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But that doesn’t make it sting any less for Saints fans pleading for wide receiver help.

*Update: Odell Beckham has officially signed with the Los Angeles Rams.