Odell Beckham Jr. # 13 of the Cleveland Browns wears a helmet during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 31, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Odell Beckham Jr.’s tenure at the Cleveland Browns is over.
The NFL star is leaving the team days after his relationship with the Browns publicly deteriorated following his dad’s Instagram post.
“After careful consideration, internal discussions and conversations with Odell and his representative, we have determined that it is in the best interest of all parties involved to ensure that Odell no longer plays for the Cleveland Browns,” team general manager Andrew Berry said in a statement. On Friday.
“We appreciate all of his efforts and contributions at Cleveland, but we’ve just reached the point where it’s best to move forward as a team without Odell,” Berry added. “We are completing the process of freeing Odell and wish him the best in his future career.”
On Tuesday, Beckham’s father, Odell Beckham Sr., posted 11 minute video on Instagram, highlighting that defender Baker Mayfield doesn’t get along with Beckham on the field. The Browns relieved Beckham of team training this week after posting.
Reports then surfaced the team was negotiating release with Beckham.
CNBC contacted Beckham’s representative, Elite Athlete Management, on Friday, but the agency did not respond to an email to discuss the matter.
Beckham, 29, was originally selected by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Beckham has 288 receptions for 4,122 yards, 35 touchdowns and has three Pro Bowl appearances in his first three seasons.
The production prompted the giants to sign a $ 90 million five-year renewal with Beckham in 2018. That number included $ 65 million in guaranteed cash, the most for the expansion of the NFL.
However, a year after the conclusion of this contract, the Giants traded Beckham for the Browns.
Despite having 74 catches at 1,035 yards and four touchdowns in his first season with Cleveland, injuries and Beckham’s lack of performance at Mayfield did not favor the Browns.
Beckham has made just 17 catches on 232 yards this season and has never landed in six games. In accordance with The Pros’ Guide to FootballBeckham has been attacked 34 times this season. And in the Browns’ 8th week losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers, he targeted low season once, caught that catch and finished six yards.
Odell Beckham # 13 of the New York Giants before his game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 9, 2018 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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“First of all, I need to do better,” Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said on Monday Cleveland.com… “I really do it. I need to make sure I put him in position to play some games, and I didn’t do a good enough job, of course yesterday. “
Over his eight-year career, Beckham has earned $ 78.8 million from contracts with the NFL, Spotrak said. Besides, Forbes notes that Beckham is getting a $ 5 million endorsement. This includes a 2017 deal with Nike, which is reported to be worth roughly $ 29 million.