The Dallas Cowboys reportedly did not extend an immediate offer to Odell Beckham Jr. during his visit with the team on Tuesday.
Beckham met with owner Jerry Jones, underwent a physical and spent the night with Micah Parsons and Trevon Diggs at the Dallas Mavericks game during his two-day visit.
However, the Cowboys are concerned that OBJ's recovery from a torn left ACL in the Super Bowl has not progressed enough to guarantee he would play before mid-January or the 2023 season.
This could be the reason for the cryptic tweet of a chess pawn OBJ posted on Wednesday. The Cowboys have been touting him for weeks to end his visit publicizing injury concerns.
"I’m told there was no offer to OBJ made per a source informed. Serious concerns about ability to play this season. In the absence of seeing him run routes, seeing him cut…they are forced to evaluate the information they have. Doesn’t seem as optimistic as it was pre visit," said Jane Slater.
Beckham is also visiting with the Buffalo Bills and New York Giants, who he spent his first five seasons in the NFL with (2014-2018). He caught 390 passes for 5,476 yards and 44 touchdowns for Big Blue, throwing two touchdowns for the team in 2018.
In his career, Beckham's caught a total 531 balls for 7,367 yards and 56 touchdowns. He's rushed for 170 yards and one touchdown.
OBJ became a free agent for the first time in his career in November of 2021 after the Browns waived him and he cleared waivers. A few days later, he signed a one-year contract with the Rams.
A free agent again, Beckham's full list of suitors includes the Cowboys, Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Giants and San Francisco 49ers.