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Odell Beckham Jr. plans to visit Bucs on free-agent tour, Von Miller says

The Bills pass rusher, who says he is in constant contact with Beckham, says the former Giants, Browns and Rams receiver will visit the Bucs, Saints and Giants.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) catches a touchdown pass against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mike Hilton (21) during Super Bowl 56 in February in Inglewood, California.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) catches a touchdown pass against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mike Hilton (21) during Super Bowl 56 in February in Inglewood, California. [ DOUG BENC | AP ]
Published Oct. 5|Updated Oct. 8

Free-agent receiver Odell Beckham Jr. plans to visit the Bucs, Saints and Giants, according to Bills outside linebacker Von Miller, who says he talks to Beckham weekly.

During his media availability in Buffalo Wednesday, Miller said Beckham, who played on the Rams’ Super Bowl 56 championship squad, plans to take a tour of potential NFL teams.

“He is going on tour now,” Miller told reporters in Buffalo. “He’s going to the Giants’ practice facility and the Saints, Tampa and all that stuff ― which you should. You should go around and see the league and get the love. He’s still on (his) Super Bowl tour.”

A year ago, the Bucs passed on an opportunity to acquire Beckham. He signed as a free agent with the Rams after clearing waivers following his release by the Browns.

Beckham was a difference-maker for the Rams during their run to a championship. He caught 27 passes for 305 yards and five touchdowns in eight games. He had nine catches for 113 yards in the Rams’ win over the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.

He was off to a good start with two receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown in the Super Bowl before suffering a significant knee injury. He underwent surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in February and still is recovering.

Beckham met with quarterback Tom Brady before the Bucs’ game against the Saints Sept. 18 in New Orleans, and the two engaged in conversation for several minutes.

With wide receivers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Julio Jones and Russell Gage all active last week, it’s hard to know how Beckham might fit into the Bucs’ offense. But it’s a long season, and both Godwin and Jones have missed games with injuries.

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