Like the Browns, the Rams closed their training facility and entered league protocols on Tuesday. Vaccinated players, of course, need to test negative twice in 24 hours to get cleared, but it's another player on a long list over the past few days.
Cutting through Sean McVay’s word salad, it sounds as if Odell Beckham didn’t get the crash course that maybe we thought he would. It sounds like he’s getting it now, as a date with the Packers approaches.
For his debut in Week 10, the ESPN broadcasters explained that the Rams had to huddle when Beckham played because he doesn’t know the offense well enough to have the plays called at the line of scrimmage. As the Rams fell behind and time became a precious commodity, that forced Beckham to the sidelines, the story said. The hope is that will change going forward but the "work in progress" comment sounds like maybe he's still coming along.
The team doesn’t want to overwhelm or force feed him the playbook, as Rapoport put it, and they are going to get him the football. Rapoport also mentioned that OBJ was likely playing regardless of the status of Robert Woods, as Van Jefferson is more of the replacement for Woods rather than Beckham. It will be fun to watch how the Rams integrate Beckham into the offense.