Browns to release Odell Beckham Jr. after reworking contract


Odell Beckham Jr. will finally fulfill his wish to be out of Cleveland.

According to ProFootballTalkBeckham is expected to be released on Friday once Beckham and the Browns can review the terms of his contract. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the team is working to lower its cap number to reduce its financial obligation to Beckham.

Later on Friday morning Brown CEO Andrew Berry said in a statement that the Browns will release Beckham.

“After careful consideration, internal discussions and conversations with Odell and his representation, we have determined that it is in the best interest of all parties involved that Odell no longer plays for the Cleveland Browns,” Berry said. “We appreciate all of his efforts and contributions while he was in Cleveland, but we’ve just reached a point where we better move forward as a team without Odell. We are finalizing the process to grant Odell his release and we wish him the best as he continues his career. “.

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Beckham is owed an additional $ 8 million on his base salary, and if the team can reduce what is owed to him, Schefter reported that will help other teams to claim it in exemptions.

ESPN’s Dan Graziano reports that the revised contract is expected to be finalized in the next few days.

If Beckham approved the waivers, he would become an unrestricted free agent, allowing him to sign with any team he chooses.

Beckham reportedly wanted out of Cleveland, as did those around him. Earlier in the week, Beckham’s father, Odell Beckham Sr., posted a video on his Instagram account showing how Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has failed to pass the ball to his son.

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Beckham missed practice on both Wednesday and Thursday as the relationship between the talented wide receiver and the Browns had clearly soured.

The star catcher who once made a fantastic one hand grip He hasn’t been seen the same with the Giants since arriving in Cleveland. In his three seasons with the Browns, he caught 114 passes for 1,586 yards and seven touchdowns, compared to 390 passes for 5,476 yards and 44 touchdowns in five years in New York.

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In part, recent years have been affected by injuries. He missed most of the 2017 season with a broken ankle, playing in just four games. He then missed more than half of the 2020 season and the first two games of 2021 with a torn ACL.

In his first three seasons in New York, he averaged 107 receptions and 1,534 receiving yards for 16 games. Since then, he has averaged 77 receptions and 1,045 receiving yards for 16 games.


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