Browns: Odell Beckham trade rumors “completely false”

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The Browns traded for wide receiver Odell Beckham last year and they say they aren’t going to trade him this year.

Wednesday brought a report from Marc Malusis of WFAN that the team was discussing a trade with the Vikings that would send Beckham to Minnesota for 2021 second- and fifth-round draft picks. Browns Chief Strategy Officer Paul DePodesta was asked about that report during a Thursday conference call and he dumped a bucket of cold water on it.

“It’s completely false,” DePodesta said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.

The Browns talked up Beckham’s role in their plans for the 2020 season multiple times this offseason, so it’s not a big surprise that the team would now shoot down the notion that they’d be changing direction in order to add to their draft capital for next year.

43 responses to “Browns: Odell Beckham trade rumors “completely false”

  1. Just because Cleveland SAYS it’s false, doesn’t mean it is!
    MN denied trade rumors for Diggs, Harvin & Moss BEFORE all 3 were dealt

    MN is denying it so as to NOT drive up the trade market
    Cleveland is probably saying no, so as to not piss off OBJ if a trade falls through
    But all this “we deny it all” crap is BOGUS! Teams “deny” trade rumors all the time…and then a day or two or 3 later, make a move

    WILL OBJgo to MN? IDK
    But these outlandish denials should be taken with a POUND of Salt!

  2. One day short for a late response by the Browns organization, but at least it’s out.

  3. As a Vikings fan, thank you. I didn’t want that head case on this team no matter how talented he is. Just like as soon as Diggs started whining like a baby and posting a video of himself wearing a Cardinals shirt, I wanted them to trade him.

  4. Malusis clarified that it was a second-round pick this year and a fifth rounder next year, so Cleveland could say the rumor of a second and a fifth next year for Beckham was completely false and they wouldn’t be lying.

  5. Vikings fans don’t want OBJ because he is a “head case”, but they worship the child abuser AP. Interesting set of morals these people have.

  6. Hope he doesn’t come here. The Vikings don’t need a turd in their punch bowl.

  7. This is a media fantasy…..because it’s great to talk about and this is weird year with less to talk about approaching the draft……SMH.

  8. Hope he doesn’t come here. The Vikings don’t need a turd in their punch bowl.
    ===============================================================

    No room with Kirk already in that role.

  9. Darn! I was hoping the Vikings would get that head case on their team. I would have loved seeing how mad Beckham would get when Cousin Kurt didn’t throw him the ball, threw it over his head, fumbled it before he could throw it, or threw an interception!!
    Oh well. The draft is next week and it’ll be fun watching the Vikings forget to turn in their pick on time again!

  10. Good Lord thank you! That seems like a pretty clear denial. When Rick does it you can hear the ambiguity. This was entirely clear. I’ll take it.

  11. cardinalsfan20 says:
    April 16, 2020 at 3:26 pm
    Vikings fans don’t want OBJ because he is a “head case”, but they worship the child abuser AP. Interesting set of morals these people have.
    ———–
    “they worship the child abuser AP”?

    I don’t know of one Viking fan worshiping the AP.
    He was a great running back before we all knew about the child abuse.
    Once it became public, Minnesota eventually got rid of him.

    Your purple hate runs deep.

  12. “It’s completely false,” DePodesta said, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.

    Tomorrow morning’s headline:
    OBJ Headed to Minnesota in Blockbuster Trade

  13. jerruhjones says:
    April 16, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Hope he doesn’t come here. The Vikings don’t need a turd in their punch bowl.
    ===============================================================

    No room with Kirk already in that role.

    ===============

    Cousins has one more playoff win than Beckham, who has none.

  14. cardinalsfan20 says:
    April 16, 2020 at 3:26 pm
    Vikings fans don’t want OBJ because he is a “head case”, but they worship the child abuser AP. Interesting set of morals these people have

    @@@@@@@@222

    But yet Mark Chmura is in the packers HOF. Interesting set of morals these people have.

  15. Yea …. and I got more thumbs down then thumbs up yesterday when I basically said he wasn’t going anywhere and this whole story was New York media (WFAN) driven B.S.
    LOL
    {That was me getting the last laugh.}

  16. It appears the new coaching staff in Cleveland are not high on OBJ. Perhaps they don’t think he is worth his contact.

  17. Could you just imagine OBJ in Minnesota? What a Hoot.
    Poor Kirk Cousins would have to keep his head on a swivel with both Odell and Thielen screaming at him in both ears every time he heads to the sidelines.
    skoLOL!!!

  18. Where have I heard that before regarding OBJ…Oh yea that’s right New York said that right before they traded him…I MEAN

  19. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    April 16, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    “they worship the child abuser AP”?

    I don’t know of one Viking fan worshiping the AP.
    He was a great running back before we all knew about the child abuse.
    Once it became public, Minnesota eventually got rid of him.
    ___________

    Huh? You can’t be serious?
    Minnesota basically gave him a raise after his reinstatement to ease the indignity and burden of suffering through his league mandated suspension.
    Never mind the fact AP could have just embezzled more funds from his phony charity.
    And then the team was so repulsed by his actions continued to employ him for 2 additional seasons.

    And you still can’t turn on a Viking game on any given Sunday without seeing about 50% of the fans dressed in Peterson’s jersey.
    I’ve got to admit, you do make me laugh though.

  20. If OBJ isn’t traded this year he’ll wish he would have been. I think Browns fans are one uniform violation away from permanently shunning this hyped one catch wonder.

  21. That would be the dumbest move ever… OBJ for a second-round pick next in next year’s draft that makes no sense. I know we are talking about the Browns but that would be giving OBJ away. That would be worse than the Bill O’Brien trade of Hopkins. The Browns aren’t that incompetent..

  22. How could the Browns trade him anyways. He didn’t do anything wrong last season. Tell the QB that makes the bad commercials to throw him the ball. He’s the most explosive receiver in the game.

  23. The guy was literally telling teams to go get him. Trade him for a turkey sandwich, well turkey might be a stretch so go as low as a ham sandwich. Cancer.

  24. nyneal says:
    April 16, 2020 at 3:41 pm
    Darn! I was hoping the Vikings would get that head case on their team. I would have loved seeing how mad Beckham would get when Cousin Kurt didn’t throw him the ball, threw it over his head, fumbled it before he could throw it, or threw an interception!!
    ——
    Your right Cousins is above average at this time- if you look down in qbr, passer rating, completion percentage, yards per attempt, yards per completion; touchdowns, and sacks taken you will find your hero Aaron. Also above average at best at this point in his career.

  25. It would be interesting if the Vikings did get OBJ and still have those 5 picks in the 1st 3 rounds. Realistically they could fill the holes at CB, OT, OG, DE and upgrade the offense at the same time.

  26. I seriously doubt they trade him just because the Browns would take a $14,000,000 dead cap hit. And if they did,.. for that kind of cash it better be a decent draft pick.

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