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Sean Payton Reveals How Close Saints Were to Signing Odell Beckham Jr.

Isaiah De Los Santos
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton revealed how close his team was to signing Odell Beckham Jr.
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton revealed how close his team was to signing Odell Beckham Jr. / Silas Walker/GettyImages
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A few teams emerged as legit destinations for Odell Beckham Jr. once he hit free agency. The New Orleans Saints were a serious option for the Louisiana native, but he eventually signed with the Los Angeles Rams.

Saints head coach Sean Payton recently dove into his team's courtship of OBJ.

Odell Beckham Jr. Saints

Payton said New Orleans was "close" to signing Beckham Jr. He claimed the Rams didn't get involved until "midway through the process," so reports of the Saints being among the frontrunners appear to very real.

It sounds like Beckham had his sights set on L.A., though, so once they emerged in talks it was going to go their way.

This certainly rubs salt in the wound for Saints fans. OBJ could've given the team a major boost at huge position of need with Michael Thomas out for the year. Instead, they'll continue to roll with a receiving corps that's been led by Deonte Harris and Marquez Callaway to this point.


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