Odell Beckham Jr. Rumors: Raiders, Saints Interested in Browns WR amid Controversy

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According to Jordan Schultz, Odell Beckham Jr. is being considered by several teams including the Las Vegas Raiders and New Orleans Saints.

Due to a rift with the organization, Beckham was not present at Wednesday's practice. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said that Beckham was exempted from practice and that his agent will meet Andrew Berry, general manager, to discuss Beckham's future with them.

Beckham just came off his worst single-game performance, completing only one pass for six yards in Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh Steelers. This game was a microcosm for Beckham's inability to connect with Baker Mayfield after two and a quarter seasons of their partnership. Beckham's father posted a video Tuesday showing Mayfield missing his son at multiple times.

I have had conversations before with his father, man-to–man, face to-face. The video, the intentions and the emotions behind it surprised me. Mayfield said Wednesday that he would lie if he said otherwise.

Mayfield stated that he would be able squash any tension between Beckham and himself for the sake of winning, if Beckham returns to the team. Beckham is being paid a $14.5million base salary by the Browns this season.

Beckham would be a natural fit for the Saints or Raiders if he is released due to their current situation at wide receiver. New Orleans is home to the worst pass-catchers in all of the NFL. Michael Thomas will not be available for the remainder of the 2021 season. After Henry Ruggs III was charged with DUI in the death of a vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a woman aged 23, the Raiders have released Ruggs III, their wideout.