Matthew Stafford is staying in contact with Odell Beckham Jr., hopes Rams re-sign him

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Given the severity of his knee injury, it wasn’t a huge shock that Odell Beckham Jr. went unsigned in the first phase of free agency. However, now that we’re more than a month into the process, Beckham is still available.

The Rams still want him back, and if it were up to Matthew Stafford, Beckham would remain in Los Angeles. During an appearance on ESPN Monday, Stafford said he’s kept in contact with Beckham and hopes the Rams can bring him back after getting the chance to play with him last season.

“I’ve been in contact with him, both checking on his knee, his new addition to his family, and just letting him know that we’d love to still have him,” Stafford said. “It was an unbelievable blessing to get the chance to play with a talented player like that and honestly, such a great teammate. He was awesome from the second he stepped into our facility, which was a tough situation to learn as much as he had to learn as quickly as he did. It was really impressive to watch him go out there and do his thing and hopefully we get some more time together.”

The Rams did sign Allen Robinson as a free agent, but Les Snead and Sean McVay have said they still want Beckham back despite that major addition to the receiving corps. That’s because Robert Woods is no longer in the picture after getting traded to the Titans.

Beckham won’t be able to help the team that signs him from the start next season, but after he recovers from his knee injury, he’ll be an asset for the stretch run, just as he was last year for the Rams.

In 12 games with the Rams, he caught 48 passes for 593 yards and scored seven touchdowns.

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