Odell Beckham is “good to go” for Sunday; will he be gone by Tuesday?

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A shoulder injury won’t keep Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from playing on Sunday against the Steelers. The bigger question is whether Beckham will be playing for Cleveland next Sunday, when they face the Bengals.

Beckham is reportedly “good to go” for Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh. He played 10 days ago against the Broncos, returning to the game after landing on his injured shoulder while trying to catch a pass.

But Beckham isn’t catching many passes, and even though he hasn’t publicly jostled for a new team, he quite possibly would like to be on a team with quarterback(s) who will throw it to him when he’s open. And he’s open a lot.

It’s unusual for a contender to trade away great players. If anything, the Browns should be buyers at the deadline. But if they realize that significant value can be secured by moving on from a player who doesn’t fit with the current approach on offense, why not consider doing it?

Unlike some players who may be traded (such as DeSean Jackson, who won’t play today), the Browns may feel compelled to showcase OBJ in advance of Tuesday, in the event that someone is willing to make an offer. Someone like the Packers, for example. Others have suggested that the Chiefs should make a play for OBJ. The Browns, however, surely wouldn’t be inclined to help make the Chiefs better.

Unless the Browns believe that, even if the Chiefs think having OBJ will help them, it won’t.

15 responses to “Odell Beckham is “good to go” for Sunday; will he be gone by Tuesday?

  1. OBJ has $15,000,000 reasons not to request a trade and no NFL team will pay him that moving forward.

  2. I hope he gets traded. They don’t ever throw him the football even though he’s constantly open. Say what you want about the guy but he’s a great talent and deserves better.

  3. If you watched how often he has dropped easily catchable balls, especially in the clutch, you would not expect anyone to trade for him.

  4. I would lock him in a padded room and do everything possible to make sure he doesn’t hurt himself, or claim to be hurt, before the trade deadline. Talent is a portion of the equation. Mental toughness, competitiveness, and desire to be great is what actually makes a top NFL player.

  5. Funny how people say Eli Manning made this guy even though OBJ was the one taking Eli’s 5 yard dump offs 50 yards down field.

  6. No one will want him after his alligator arm effort in the 4th quarter against the Steelers. That was despicable

  7. Mahomes to OBJ? That would be insane – but afraid he would be a locker room cancer. Chiefs need Defense. I can run down to the WaWa and find some players there can could tackle and play D better than the Chiefs. They at least would put forth effort – UNLIKE Clark and Jones…..

  8. Chris Jones is good for 8-10 good games a season. The bad thing is, he’s also good to not try very hard for 8-10 games a season. Frank Clark on the other hand, that dude played hard for 1 year, got a SB and took his money and ran. Chiefs could hire a retired/practice squad guy that would be better than Clark or Hitchens. As in any practice squad ILB, or DE, would be better than those two.

  9. if the chiefs take him, might as well put him in at corner…have enought “great 3 years ago” receivers….

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