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Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
- Covers the Big 12
- Joined ESPN.com in 2011
- Graduate of Washington & Lee University
BEREA, Ohio– Odell Beckham Jr was excused from practice for a 2nd successive day Thursday, according to a source, as the pass receiver’s representation and the Cleveland Browns continue to deal with the resolution for his future.
Beckham was informed not to go to Wednesday’s practice one day after his daddy published a video on Instagram highlighting times when quarterback Baker Mayfield either didn’t toss the ball to Beckham or missed him when he was open.
Beckham appears to have actually played his last video game for the Browns. According to numerous sources, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski attended to the group prior to Wednesday’s practice and notified gamers that Beckham would no longer be a Brown as the group gets ready for Sunday’s video game versus the Cincinnati Bengals
Both Stefanski and Mayfield confessed Wednesday that they had actually not spoken with Beckham considering that his daddy’s Instagram posts went viral.
Browns security John Johnson III stated Thursday that he hopes Beckham returns “if that’s possible,” and included that the “bulk” of his colleagues share that belief.
” The bulk of this locker space would enjoy to have him in this structure– flat out,” Johnson stated.
In addition to other remarks, Odell Beckham Sr. reacted with 3 green check marks in the remarks area of a post that stated Mayfield was “either disliking on Odell or he simply does not desire him shining.” Beckham Sr. likewise reacted with “#bigfacts” to a post that called Mayfield “average.”
Beckham, who turns 29 on Friday, is under agreement for 2 more seasons however has no surefire cash left on his offer. The NFL’s trade due date was Tuesday, so Cleveland can not trade Beckham till the start of the 2022 league year. The three-time Pro Bowler has a $1 million lineup perk due on the very first day of training school each of those seasons.
The Browns would conserve $15 million on their income cap if they were to trade or launch him throughout the offseason.
Mayfield stated Wednesday that he was ” quite stunned by the video and the intents and the sensations behind it” however left the door open for reconciliation, stating “we’ll resolve it and do whatever it takes” if Beckham eventually goes back to the Browns.
Beckham had one catch for 6 backyards in Sunday’s 15-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Mayfield did target Beckham once again late in the video game, however the pass receiver increased for the ball with just one arm and stopped working to come down with the catch.
Cleveland’s death video game has actually had a hard time in current weeks, as the Browns have actually been up to 4-4 and last location in the AFC North standings. Mayfield ranks 27 th in QBR (422) and has just 6 goal passes. Beckham, on the other hand, ranks 151 st in the NFL in receptions per target and 139 th in receptions per path run.
Both Beckham and Mayfield have actually played through shoulder injuries this season. The gamers have actually fought with their connection given that the Browns traded for Beckham throughout the 2019 offseason. Ever since, they rank 57 th out of 62 quarterback-receiver duos with a minimum of 125 targets, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Beckham and Mayfield likewise rank 59 th in conclusion portion (55%) and 60 th in off-target portion (27%). Mayfield has likewise underthrown or toppled Beckham on 27%of his passes, the third-highest rate because 2019 of any quarterback and receiver.