GM Brandon Beane addresses Von Miller wanting Bills to sign Odell Beckham Jr.
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Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane says he respects Von Miller's opinion and is not completely closing the doors on the idea of signing free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. After Beckham asked Miller if the locker next to Miller was open, Miller responded by posting a photoshopped image of Beckham in a Bills uniform.
That sounded like Miller was voicing for the Bills to sign Beckham. "Anything Von says I'm going to respect," Beane said, via CBS Sports. "He wants to win and I want to surround myself with as many people like that as I can." Midway through the last season, Miller and Beckham were traded to the Los Angeles Rams.
In their first season together, Miller and Beckham won the Super Bowl together.
Beane on Miller voicing for the Bills to sign Beckham
"He's recovering like Tre [White] from an ACL," Beane said of Beckham. "He's a talented player.
Show me a talented player I'm not checking into. I'm always going to do that and whether that is a trade for someone or letting a guy get healthy. Again, the cap factors into it too." After winning the Super Bowl with the Rams, Miller was expecting to stay in Los Angeles.
"I wasn't expecting it to be like that," Miller said. "I was expecting you win the Super Bowl, you got your offers out here, where do you want to go, pick, go back to the Rams. But it was tough man, it came down to the very end." Further, Miller claimed that it needed something to be special in order for him to ditch the Rams and sign elsewhere.
"When I left Denver and I went to LA, I said I'm not going back. I said I'm not leaving," Miller said. "And it had to be something special. It had to be the Buffalo Bills. What they've created here -- it had to be the Bills Mafia.
This environment that they've created here, it drawed me away from that. It's not gonna be the weather. The weather is gonna be the weather. But what they're doing inside this facility, what they're doing in this community, what they're doing on the football field and off the football field, man, I had to be a part of that." It remains to be seen if the Bills will fulfill Miller's desire and sign Beckham.