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Odell Beckham Jr. 'doesn't see the point' in playing regular season after Cowboys talks

By Sports Desk December 09, 2022

Odell Beckham Jr. does not "see the point" in playing regular-season games and will prioritise finding a new team before the playoffs after holding talks with the Dallas Cowboys.

The wide receiver has been a free agent since sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury while winning the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams last season, though he looked likely to join the Cowboys after undergoing a physical on Monday.

However, Beckham was left without a contact offer following his visit to Dallas, with reports suggesting the team harbour concerns over his availability for the remainder of the season.

The 30-year-old scored the first touchdown of Super Bowl LVI in February, having missed the previous year's postseason through injury, and he is content with being a big-game player.

Asked whether he would find a team before the end of the campaign during an appearance on Thursday Night Football, Beckham said: "I haven't made the decision. 

"I would like to be in a stable environment, get up at 6am and leave at 6pm for four weeks and then let's talk about it.

"I've played football for a long time. I'm not saying I couldn't step in and play regular season, but I don't see the point. I really don't. 

"I'd rather play when that pressure is on, I'd rather play when the lights are on. I went through the whole of the playoffs [last season].

"After having my first bad playoff experience, all I wanted to do was clear that off my name."

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