No surprise here, but Odell Beckham Jr. asked to be traded multiple times, according to a source who spoke with Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. One of those requests came this past offseason, as the wide receiver was rehabbing from an ACL tear.
Beckham also asked the Browns to trade him after their 15-10 loss to the Steelers on Halloween, when he finished with one catch for six yards. The Browns listened on offers between then and the Nov. 2 deadline, but couldn’t find a suitable deal. Now, after revising his contract to shift a portion of his base salary into bonuses, he’s headed for the waiver wire.
The Steelers game was the straw that broke the camel’s back, according to Cabot’s source. The Browns mostly used Beckham as a decoy while the offense sputtered, and OBJ told the Browns that he had enough. Cabot hears that the relationship could have been salvaged, had Beckham been more involved in Week 8. However, based on what we’ve been hearing, it sounds like he still would have had a number of fences to mend, including a fractured relationship with quarterback Baker Mayfield.
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