Browns are done talking about reported OBJ trade talks

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The Browns went on the record on Thursday and off the record on Sunday to deny that they’re talking about trading receiver Odell Beckham Jr. On Monday, G.M. Andrew Berry went on the record to say that the Browns have nothing more to say about that, on or presumably off the record.

“We communicate pretty consistently with all of our players,” Berry said during a Monday pre-draft teleconference, regarding whether the Browns have spoken to Berry about the reported trade talks with the Vikings. “Probably the last thing I will say on this Odell piece is just as an organization, we really have addressed this several times at this point. I really don’t think any more needs to be said about it.”

Officially, the Browns had addressed it only once before Monday. But, as Berry put it, they won’t be addressing it again.

Regardless of whether they will or won’t be addressing it again, the question becomes whether they’ve addressed it enough, privately or publicly, to get Beckham to believe that the Browns weren’t talking about trading him. If Beckham believes that the report was true, the Browns will have a potential problem that could resonate into the 2020 season.

15 responses to “Browns are done talking about reported OBJ trade talks

  1. The Browns are done with him… And OBJ is done.. Its all about that one catch with those stick’em gloves..

  2. The state of the world we live in; we believe the person who has know connection with a team, but who throws out a report with no substantiation and refuses to say where the information came from, but we don’t believe the actual leaders of the team who stand up and say publicly what is or isn’t happening. Go figure.

  3. Dog eat dog world, Nothing new in NFL. Find out real soon in 3 days. My bet, still a Brown and all this talk goes away. Nothing personal, just Cleveland stirring the pot.

  4. Best receiver in the NFL. Trade him to a team that will actually throw him the football.

  5. bluecat013 says:
    April 20, 2020 at 8:04 pm
    The state of the world we live in; we believe the person who has know connection with a team, but who throws out a report with no substantiation and refuses to say where the information came from, but we don’t believe the actual leaders of the team who stand up and say publicly what is or isn’t happening. Go figure.
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    Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. I’m not going to believe any GM around draft season, or period until they show me a reason to.

    “We look forward to playing with Cam Newton”.
    “Diggs is not getting traded”
    “We didn’t sign OBJ to trade him”

    GM’s aren’t trying to tank the trade value of their own talent.

  6. I don’t think OBJ did what was needed during OTAs etc. to get in sync with Mayfield (the rest of the team too). Most of the time it seemed they just were not on the same page. OBJ seemed confused on plays, taking plays off, etc. I didn’t see him as a true TEAM player. Hope OBJ finds his true identity quickly because football will go away in a flash and who will he be? Hopefully not a diva dude desiring attention where ever he goes. Hopefully a servant willing to live on 200K/yr and help out his fellow man.

  7. The Browns have the 10th pick. If they pick any player other than an O-LINEMAN/Offensive Tackle, Andrew Berry should be immediately fired.

  8. How sensitive is this guy? Hopefully there’s no kicking nets around that might be in danger.
    Diggs was a better receiver and not nearly as much of a handful, it makes zero sense to bring in this head case.

  9. patbutler87 says:
    April 20, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. I’m not going to believe any GM around draft season, or period until they show me a reason to.

    “We look forward to playing with Cam Newton”.
    “Diggs is not getting traded”
    “We didn’t sign OBJ to trade him”

    GM’s aren’t trying to tank the trade value of their own talent.
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    And I’m not going to believe some reporter that’s article starts out with “my sources tell me” anytime! Back in the day reporters did their own investigative reporting, now days they’ll print anything they hear and there’s no accountability if they’re wrong, which they are 75% of the time. Sports reporters shouldn’t fall under the same protections as news reporters because these sports reporters will use that protection to write stories they know aren’t true just to get the clicks which in-turn brings in ad $$$$!

  10. As long as O.B.J. is on this team, Mayfield will have lots of trouble (being young and all) O.B.J. can only make it with an established QB that won’t listen to all his crap !!!

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