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Jersey number reportedly was an issue in OBJ to Rams

NFL: DEC 04 Giants at Steelers

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 04: Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown (84) and New York Giants Wide Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) pose for a photo after exchanging jerseys during the NFL Football game between the New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 4, 2016, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Of all the various factors that Odell Beckham Jr. had to consider this week in picking his next team, an apparently important one became a sticking point between OBJ and the L.A. Rams.

The number he’ll wear.

As reported by Adam Schefter of, Beckham’s number became “one of the only holdups” in the talks between the two teams. Beckham has worn No. 13 in the NFL; quarterback John Wolford already has that number, and once the season starts the number can’t be changed. Beckham wore No. 3 at LSU, but that’s being held for running back Cam Akers, who is currently injured. Schefter also mentions No. 1, which was worn by receiver DeSean Jackson and was available.

Although Beckham currenty has no number issued to him on the roster listed at the official website, the Rams say Beckham will wear No. 3. In other words, too bad Cam Akers.