On Friday, after days of negotiations, the Cleveland Browns agreed with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to waive him on Monday. Other teams can choose whether to take the player or not.
The Cleveland Browns agreed to exit the final two years of Odell Beckham Jr.’s contract, meaning he will become a free agent after the season. Teams that claim Odell Beckham Jr. will also have to pay $7.25 million for the rest of the season, which is no small sum.
Odell Beckham Jr.’s father posted a video on Tuesday of quarterback Baker Mayfield not passing the ball to Odell Beckham Jr., or passing to him and making a mistake. Odell Beckham Jr. then missed Wednesday and Thursday’s practice to coordinate with the Cleveland Browns.
Odell Beckham Jr. has not communicated privately with coach Kevin Stefanski or Baker Mayfield.
One of the NFL’s best wide receivers ever, Odell Beckham Jr. was traded to the Cleveland Browns in 2019, but has since suffered multiple injuries and unsatisfactory performances on the court. In six games this season, Odell Beckham Jr. had 17 catches for 232 yards and no touchdowns.