Report: Odell Beckham Jr. asked to be traded multiple times

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It’s been a lot longer in the making than it seems.

Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. asked to be traded on multiple occasions this year, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He first requested a trade in the offseason, while recovering from a torn ACL suffered against the Bengals last year.

His most recent request came after what will end up being his last game with the team, Sunday’s home loss to the Steelers.

The Browns tried to trade Beckham, but they found no takers. Discussions occurred with the Saints, but the two teams couldn’t agree on compensation for the Browns or the amount of Beckham’s remaining salary that the Browns would pay.

The situation became public on Tuesday morning, with Odell Beckham Sr. posting a video that showed various occasions in his OBJ was open and quarterback Baker Mayfield failed to get Beckham the ball. Then, LeBron James tweeted, “#FreeOBJ.” Per Cabot, the social-media campaign “created a firestorm” for the Browns, and it “left Mayfield beside himself.”

It’s ultimately going to leave Beckham with a new team. As PFT reported last night, and as others have confirmed, the Browns plan to release Beckham today, his 29th birthday.

53 responses to “Report: Odell Beckham Jr. asked to be traded multiple times

  1. OBJ will pass thru waivers and will sign with a team that he respects on a one year deal (this year). Money will not matter. That team will be the New England Patriots.

  2. They key is to have a team that would accept the trade (money and player). Which is nobody. Otherwise the Browns would have dumped him.

  3. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver BUST room: Dwayne Bowe…Ken Britt…Odell Beckham..

  4. What a great present for his 29th Birthday. To be released for the reopened and refurbished Factory of Sadness 2.0

    BTW- I called it yesterday, that he will be released today (Friday) because of limit availability of media to players and coaches today and none tomorrow.

  5. Not a fan of the “needy” players around the league but as a raiders fan and considering the recent happenings, I’m all for seeing him in silver and black. I think Carr has a leadership quality that can make guys like Beckham see the big picture. Plus I think he’d certainly get more looks. I say he’ll be picking a new number and heading for Vegas by Monday.

  6. This young man sums up a majority of our young pro athletes today- entitled little babies. Why would anyone want this guy on their team or in their organization.

  7. Sounds like OBJ actually handled this the right way, and that it was the Browns who dropped the ball.

    He asked to go. Volunteers are better than hostages.

  8. The Browns players say good riddance. I wonder how long it will take for him to implode on his next team.

  9. The best thing that can happen for his career is for no one to sign him for a bit and let him do some personal reflection. Won’t happen so he’ll continue his prima donna antics.

    Hope he figures it out or his career may be over.

  10. What’s really telling us all his teammates saying the malcontent stuff is false. OBJs one of the most well liked players in the league by other players. By all accounts, he’s a pretty solid guy

  11. Hard to trade someone that no body wants unless it’s on the vet minimum

  12. Memo to OBJ…..the only two people who believe you are still great are your dad and yourself.
    You’re just not that good anymore. No team even offered a 7th rounder for you.

    And for whatever you have left…..you’re just not worth it.

  13. This guy has done what again in the past few seasons? An unproductive cancer who undermines the teams he has been on isn’t on many short lists.

  14. “That team will be the New England Patriots.”

    I don’t see that. Belichick took chances on problem players when he had a roster loaded with vets who all bought into the Patriot way.

    Now the roster has a lot of young and new players, and I don’t think he’ll want a cancer like this guy in the locker room

  15. Buyer Beware: Wherever he goes, he takes himself. If he wants a change, it starts with self…!!!

  16. Nobody was better at throwing those around him under a bus than T.O., but Beckham has his moments. He’ll go the same way as T.O. too – not with a bang, with a bit of a whimper, but mostly with a pout.

  17. What were the browns looking for in a trade? Dude hasn’t been productive since NY plus he was coming off an ACL.. Did they want a 2nd round pick? If I were the Saints I wouldn’t have gone higher than a 4th.

  18. Nobody wants to trade for a player like that for the financial reasons or for being someone who takes a scorched earth approach with the team or a specific player. He’s a child and will continue to act like a child wherever he goes.
    He creates his own mess and then blames everyone around him while being coddled/enabled by the likes of LeBron or his father.

  19. Once he expressed a desire to be traded the Browns should have taken whatever NO or anyone else offered. Now they got nothing and are stuck with a negotiated amount of his contract. Browns are still the Browns.

  20. He should just sign weekly contracts with whatever team is playing the Cowboys- he’s seem to always have great games against them .

  21. Not surprising. Can you blame him? Why in the hell would you want to play for a team and QB that has the inability to get you the ball? I hope he ends up on an AFC TEAM that plays the Brown and he torches their sorry CBs

  22. How awesome would this have been if this happened weeks ago and he signed with the Bengals and he lit Ward and Newsome up. That would have been epic. Joe Burrow would have no problems getting him the ball. Almost every NFL QB not named Baker Mayfield would have been able to easily get him the ball

  23. redclaw1314 says:
    November 5, 2021 at 9:20 am
    OBJ will pass thru waivers and will sign with a team that he respects on a one year deal (this year). Money will not matter. That team will be the New England Patriots.

    I think he wants to sign with a team that has a chance to win.

  24. The only reason to turn down any offer from the Saints is if the Browns have negotiated a release settlement with OBJ and what the Saints wanted would actually cost more than that settlement. If that is not the case, then this is just the Browns being the Browns. Although, they do still have the rest of the day to work something out.

  25. The film doesn’t lie. Baker Mayfield is not very good at this level.

    It’s a shame that Berry wasn’t aware enough to see the situation for what it is and find a trade partner before the deadline, but I can’t really blame OBJ for wanting out. Baker is just not very good. The film doesn’t lie. And even Terry Pluto pointed out the fact that Odell is open all day long way before Beckham’s “people” did. Say what you will about my opinion, but Pluto has been around and knows what is going on.

  26. At what point to the Browns fans start putting some blame on Baker for underachieving? They have the roster to compete for the SB. First it was Hue Jackson, then it was Freddie Kitchens and now it’s OBJ’s fault.

  27. I was initially against trading the dude, but if you’re going to release him for nothing other than a cap hit, why wouldn’t you just take what the Saints offered? Isn’t it better than nothing?

  28. Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. asked to be traded on multiple occasions this year, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

    If this report is true, now you have to wonder if Odell Beckham Jr. dropped those passes in crucial situations on purpose!

    Why did OBJ Sr. leave out all those dropped passes by his son OBJ Jr. in the video he posted!!! Why dad?

  29. If Baker can’t handle a little OBJ rejection, is he strong enough mentally to go out and win playoff games?

    I think we’re overlooking the larger story here, which is that Baker appears to have all the mental toughness of a powdered doughnut.

  30. If no one picks him up, he’s going to have way more freedom than he bargained for. That’s why they say “be careful what you wish for”.

  31. heymister24 says:
    November 5, 2021 at 9:25 am
    The Cleveland Browns wide receiver BUST room: Dwayne Bowe…Ken Britt…Odell Beckham..

    —————————————————
    Yep! At least Beckham I sort of understand (even though I wasn’t big on the trade). Bowe and Britt were headscratchers where they overpaid guys who had shown no indication that they were worth having on the team.

  32. I wouldn’t touch him – he’s done. But somebody will pay him big bucks to come complain about their QB.

  33. Hard to tell what he actually wants. He’s had two teams who have stuck with him and paid him a lot of money through a lot of his own garbage.

    I can only guess he wants the laziest possible path to a ring. So will probably go to a team ready to win where he can continue to be a marginal non-contributor yet still bandwagon his way to the ring.

  34. redclaw1314 says:
    November 5, 2021 at 9:20 am
    OBJ will pass thru waivers and will sign with a team that he respects on a one year deal (this year). Money will not matter. That team will be the New England Patriots.
    —————————————————————————————————
    Pats couldn’t pay him big money, nor are the dominating to make a SB run. Yeah, tell me again why is wants to play there? I’m sure you also said the same thing about DeSean Jackson.

  35. The people who razzed Belichick for only getting a 6th round pick for Stephon Gilmore should take note here. When a player is coming off an injury, it can be very hard to trade him, even if he’s a star player.

  36. I happy that Odell got out of there! Take your future in your own hands young man! They hate to see a man such as him dictate his life on his terms. I applaud!

  37. I happy that Odell got out of there! Take your future in your own hands young man! They hate to see a man such as him dictate his life on his terms. I applaud him

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