On Wednesday, Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay seemed optimistic star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. would be good to go for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars even though Beckham was limited in practice that same day with a hip injury.
However, Beckham sat out Thursday's session, and a report emerged earlier on Friday that OBJ's status for the Jacksonville clash was "up in the air" heading into the weekend. McVay spoke with reporters later in the day and, once again, hinted the three-time Pro Bowl selection will be available versus Jacksonville, per The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue:
Sean McVay says that he would be "surprised" if Odell Beckham Jr doesn't play on Sunday, but adds that he will be listed as "questionable" today (hip).— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) December 3, 2021
Beckham has appeared in just two games with the Rams since his much-publicized departure from the Cleveland Browns last month. He recorded five catches for 81 yards, including one taken 54 yards to the house for a touchdown, in last Sunday's 36-28 loss at the Green Bay Packers that dropped the Rams to 7-4 on the season.
Los Angeles has now lost three straight games and, thus, can't afford an avoidable setback against the 2-9 Jaguars. McVay may choose to play Beckham early in the contest with the hope he'll be able to sit the 29-year-old at some point in the fourth quarter.