Cleveland Browns Announce the Release of WR Odell Beckham Jr.

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CLEVELAND, OHIO - OCTOBER 17: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the Cleveland Browns walks off the field after the 37-14 loss against the Arizona Cardinals at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 17, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo: Getty Images (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Cleveland, OH - The Odell Beckham Jr. era in Cleveland is officially over. The Cleveland Browns announced, on Friday, they are releasing the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. Browns General Manager Andrew Berry released the following statement:

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

Beckham was excused from practice twice this week when the Browns declined to trade him prior to Tuesday's deadline, after not receiving any trade offers from other teams. He was acquired by the Browns back in 2019, in a trade with the New York Giants. In three seasons, Odell played just 27 games, gaining 1,586 yards, and scoring seven touchdowns. Beckham will be a free man after he signs the waiver, giving the opportunity for any team to claim him.

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