Houston Texans rumors: Houston must act If Odell Beckham Jr. is let go

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With Odell Beckham Jr. drama ramping up again, the Houston Texans must act if he is waived.

Does it seem like déjà vu with more recent drama revolving around Odell Beckham Jr.? That answer is no, but how this came about is one of the more unique ways you’ll ever see. OBJ’s father posted a video online about how Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is purposely ignoring Beckham Jr. on pass plays when he’s open.

OBJ’s father also talked negatively about Mayfield as a quarterback. So that opens the door for a potential release of the former LSU Tiger. If Odell Beckham Jr. was to be released, the Texans should offer him a contract.

For those wondering about waivers, the Texans would have the second or third waiver claim, based on how the tiebreaking procedures work as the Dolphins have the same record and beat a divisional opponent in Week 1.

Odell Beckham Jr. and the Houston Texans: A potential match?

If Beckham Jr. was to come to Houston in any way, the Texans’ offense would get a pretty good weapon to use on Sundays. That’s also given his desire to play for Houston after possibly being claimed on the waiver wire.

Usually, the waiver wire only applies to players with four years or less experience, but once the trade deadline passes those who have 4 or more seasons of experience (vested veterans) are also eligible for waivers as well.

There’s no doubt that Beckham Jr. would get a lot of targets in Houston, but the direction of this team makes it seem unlikely that the Texans would go and sign him as they try to get younger. Just as in the case with DeSean Jackson, it can’t hurt to put in a claim or a contract offer and see what happens.

Still, the offense could use another playmaker after letting Mark Ingram get traded back to New Orleans. It’s time for Nick Caserio to make a move.

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