Rams agree to deal with OBJ to bolster offense

Odell Beckham Jr. has agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Rams, the team announced.

The free-agent wide receiver will join a high-powered offense led by quarterback Matthew Stafford and add to a depth chart at the receiver position that already includes Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Van Jefferson.

Beckham became a free agent when he cleared waivers on Tuesday after being released by the Cleveland Browns.

In Los Angeles, Beckham essentially replaces veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who was released after the trading deadline last week. Jackson signed with the Las Vegas Raiders this week.

Beckham is the second high-profile player added by the Rams this month after Los Angeles traded for star pass-rusher Von Miller before the deadline last week. Miller welcomed Beckham to Los Angeles on his Instagram Story, posting: “Let’s chase this ring family!!!!”

Beckham was also welcomed to L.A. by Lakers superstar LeBron James, one of his good friends, who tweeted: “Welcome to LA my brother @obj ! It’s GO TIME!!”

The Browns excused Beckham from practice last week while the sides negotiated his exit. He asked to be traded and never developed an on-field connection with Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, and Beckham essentially forced his release last week when his father shared an 11-minute video on social media — hours before the trade deadline — of plays in which Mayfield didn’t pass him the ball.

The three-time Pro Bowl selection has 17 catches for 232 yards and zero touchdowns in six games this season.

The Rams (7-2) play the San Francisco 49ers (3-5) this week on Monday night.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter contributed to this report.

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