Rex Ryan Says He Tried to Trade for Odell Beckham While He Was Jets Head Coach

May 21, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan disclosed to Don Banks of SI.com on Friday that he tried to trade for New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. back in 2014 when he was head coach of the New York Jets. 
Beckham's name came up when Ryan was asked whether Bills star receiver Sammy Watkins, who broke his foot, is injury-prone:
Has he missed a little time? Yeah. Big deal. He and everyone else. The [Odell] Beckham kid came out the same year, and he missed how many games with a hamstring issue? Believe me, I was trying to trade for him [with the Jets] when he had the hamstring. I was reading the [New York] papers, and I was like, "Well, hell, we’ll take him." But Sammy’s not even going to miss any time. He’s going to be ready to roll when it matters.
The Bills are expecting Watkins, who was selected eight spots ahead of Beckham in the 2014 draft, to be back before the regular season. He's missed just three regular-season games over his first two ...

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