NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport appeared on NFL gameday on Sunday and said that there’s a strong possibility that Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. has played his last game for the Browns.
“From my understanding, there is a very real possibility that he has played his final game with the Cleveland Browns,” Rapoport said. “Based on his contract, they could not cut him if they did want to move on. He’s got $12 million that is going to be fully guaranteed right around the start of the league year when he is not yet healthy enough to be moved so he is going to be on the roster at the start of the league year. If they did want to trade him, it would probably be around the spring or the summer.”
“Beckham has never fully embraced Cleveland, he’s never had a good rapport with Baker Mayfield. And as we saw last week, they may be playing better without him.”
From @NFLGameDay: The #Browns will play their first game without WR Odell Beckham today, and he may have played his last game in Cleveland. pic.twitter.com/d5UI0bK627
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 1, 2020
Earlier in the week, Browns HC Kevin Stefanski was quick to dispel the notion that the Browns were a better team without Beckham Jr.
“I do reject that, yes,” Stefanski said. “Not smart enough to make an argument for that. I’ll just tell you I’d rather have [No.] 13 on the field if available to us.”
Since Beckham arrived in Cleveland from the trade with the Giants, his next has been constant in trade rumors.
That likely will not stop when we head into this offseason.
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