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Baltimore Ravens reportedly meeting with Odell Beckham Jr. amid Lamar Jackson drama

Odell Beckham Jr. is one of the best players remaining in NFL free agency, looking to make his return to football after sitting out the 2022 season.

The 30-year-old wide receiver suffered a torn ACL in Super Bowl LVI, the second ACL tear in his career. While the three-time Pro Bowl selection attempted to return late in the fall, teams around the league didn’t believe he was healthy enough to play.

Now more than a year removed from ACL surgery, the former first-round pick is generating interest from around the league. While the Dallas Cowboys are believed to be out of the mix after acquiring Brandin Cooks, there is still an active market for the veteran wideout.

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Beckham Jr. told Josina Anderson of CBS Sports that he is in Baltimore to meet with Ravens’ officials. After holding a private workout with more than a dozen NFL teams in attendance, Baltimore is the first club to host Beckham Jr.

Baltimore has been relatively quiet this offseason, making marginal additions to the roster as it tries to work things out with Lamar Jackson. Whether the former NFL MVP plays for the Ravens in 2023 or not, the franchise is looking to upgrade its receiving corps.

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The Ravens have looked into acquiring either Denver Broncos receiver Courtland Sutton or Arizona Cardinals star DeAndre Hopkins. However, the cost of acquiring either offensive weapon is viewed as a major obstacle for Baltimore.

After initial reports suggested Beckham Jr. wanted a multi-year contract worth $20 million per season, recent estimates now project a much more team-friendly deal. Beckham Jr. is expected to receive one-year contract offers worth around $7-$10 million.

For a Ravens’ organization that is seeking to improve its offense through the most cost-effective ways, signing Beckham Jr. is likely more appealing than trading for Sutton or Hopkins.

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