Miami Dolphins hire a renowned player

MIAMI GARDENS-. The Miami Dolphins they agreed to sign the receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on a one-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract was not finalized.

NFL Network first reported the deal, which is expected to be worth up to $8.25 million, the network reported.

Beckham, 31, will join his fifth team after previously playing for the Los Angeles Rams, Baltimore, Cleveland and the New York Giants, who drafted him 12th overall in 2014. He won a Super Bowl with the Rams during the 2021-22 season.

Beckham joins a Dolphins group with last year's receiving yards leader Tyreek Hill and his speedy counterpart Jaylen Waddle. Hill and Waddle combined for more yards (2,813) than any other wide receiver duo in the NFL in 2023, but Miami had deep concerns at wide receiver beyond those two.

Beckham, who had 35 receptions for 565 yards and three touchdowns with Baltimore last season, was released by the Ravens in March. He visited the Dolphins early in the offseason and was made an offer, but the two sides had not yet reached an agreement.

“Things were great with him,” Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said in March. “We made him an offer and the business takes time, especially with players like Odell, who has had a phenomenal career and still has really good football ahead of him and has options. I am definitely ready to coach him if we can reach an agreement, and I think that “Both sides are trying to work towards it. We'll see what happens.”

Beckham established himself as one of the most talented catchers in the league in his first three seasons with the Giants. He had more than 1,300 consecutive seasons after New York drafted him out of LSU and caught one of the most memorable touchdowns in NFL history when he extended his body, leaping back and reaching as far as he could with one hand to drag a 43-yard pass from Eli Manning in his rookie season.

Beckham was traded to the Browns in 2019 and spent two seasons there before joining the Rams, where he caught a touchdown pass in Super Bowl LVI before going down with an ACL injury that kept him out for the entire 2022 season.