Odell Beckham Jr. 13 of the Cleveland Browns wears his helmet against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium, October 31, 2021 in Cleveland.
Odell Beckham Jr. is done with the Cleveland Browns.
After his father's Instagram post, which revealed a breakdown in his relationship with Browns fans, the star of the National Football League is being removed from the team.
Andrew Berry, general manager of the team, released a statement Friday stating that "after careful consideration, internal conversations and discussions with Odell and his representative, we have determined that it's in the best interests of all parties that Odell not play for the Cleveland Browns."
Berry said, "We are grateful for his efforts and contributions during Cleveland." "We are closing the process to grant Odell his release, and we wish him well as his career continues."
Odell Beckham Sr. posted an 11-minute Instagram video Tuesday showing Beckham's father. It highlighted Baker Mayfield's lackluster on-field chemistry. Following the post, Beckham was exempted from Browns team practices this week.
The team was then reported to be in negotiations with Beckham for a release.
CNBC reached out to Beckham's representative Elite Athlete Management on Friday, but the agency didn't respond to an email.
Beckham, 29 years old, was drafted by New York Giants in round one of the 2014 NFL Draft. Beckham was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round of 2014. He recieved 288 receptions for 4,122 yard, 35 touchdowns and was a three-time Pro Bowler.
Beckham was signed to a five year extension worth $90 million by the Giants in 2018 due to his performance. This figure included $65 million guaranteed money, which is the highest for an NFL wideout.
The Giants traded Beckham to Browns after a year.
Although Beckham caught 74 passes for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns his first season with Cleveland in 2011, injuries and Beckham's poor production with Baker Mayfield haven't been good for the Browns.
Beckham only had 17 catches this season for 232 yards, and no touchdowns in six of his games. Pro Football Reference reports that Beckham was targeted 34 times this season. In the Browns' Week 8, loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers he was targeted one time this season, making that catch and finishing with six yards.