Robert Griffin III explains why Odell Beckham Jr. finds the Browns problematic and not the other way around. (0:50).
BEREA, Ohio -- Odell Beckham Jr. may have played his last game with the Browns. Beckham's representative is currently negotiating with Andrew Berry, the Cleveland general manager, on the next steps for wide receiver.
Beckham was not allowed to attend Wednesday's practice after his father made comments on social media about Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Coach Kevin Stefanski stated Wednesday afternoon that Beckham had not been in touch with him in the last 24 hours. Stefanski was asked if he was planning to play against Beckham Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, or if Beckham wasn't on the team. Stefanski replied: "I would like to tell you today that he is excused. We will see how this turns out."
Beckham has two more seasons remaining on his contract, but he does not have any guaranteed money. Each of his two seasons, Beckham will receive a $1 million roster bonus on the first day. If they trade or let go of him in the offseason, the Browns could save $15 million on their salary cap.
Odell Beckham Sr. uploaded a video to Instagram on Tuesday, highlighting instances when Mayfield did not throw the ball to Beckham. Beckham Sr. replied with three green check marks in comments to a post that claimed Mayfield was either hating on Odell, or just not wanting him shining. Beckham Sr. also replied with "#bigfacts", to a post calling Mayfield "mediocre."
Mayfield's normal Wednesday media availability has been postponed. Mayfield has not yet commented.
Beckham caught one pass for 6 yards during Sunday's 15-10 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Beckham was again targeted by Mayfield late in the game. However, the wide receiver reached for the ball with one arm and did not make the catch.
In recent weeks, Cleveland's passing game has been struggling. The Browns are now 4-4. Mayfield is 27th in QBR (42.2), and only six touchdown passes. Beckham is 151st in QBR (42.2) and ranks 139th in route runs with receptions per target.
Both players have suffered shoulder injuries during this season.
According to ESPN's Kimberley Mart, the Browns had discussed a Beckham trade with the New Orleans Saints. However, no deal was made by Tuesday's deadline.