John Lynch on 49ers' Interest in Odell Beckham Jr.: We're Always Trying to Get Better

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Odell Beckham Jr. has been released by the Cleveland Browns. Now, all eyes are on where Odell Beckham Jr. will play next.

John Lynch, general manager of the San Francisco 49ers, was asked Friday about Beckham's possibility. He didn't mention any team interest.

"What I can tell you is that we are always striving to improve ourselves, and if there's an opportunity to do this, we will. Lynch spoke on Murph and Mac, KNBR's strategic program.

Beckham seemed to be a good match for the 49ers earlier in the season.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan didn't give Brandon Aiyuk high marks in his second year as a wideout.

Shanahan said that Shanahan was working on consistency and that it was still a work-in-progress after the Seattle Seahawks' Week 4 defeat. We will keep pushing him to do that. It's not a lack of effort. B.A. "He's trying and he will keep trying."

Aiyuk seemed to be on the right track. Aiyuk, 23, has been playing at least 71% of offensive snaps in the last three games. This includes a season-high of 88 percent in Week 8, against the Chicago Bears.

After missing three games due to calf injuries, George Kittle, a tight end, is expected to be back against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter the Browns are converting Beckham's salary to a signing bonus, which will make it easier to claim him on waivers.

As they try to overcome a 3-4 disappointing start, the 49ers could use some more receiver high-end depth.

Beckham's six Browns games of receiving yards with Beckham would rank second on San Francisco's list.

Deebo Samuel leads 49ers in receiving yards (819), targets (72), and touchdown receptions (44) His 117.0 receiving yards per match ranks first in the NFL.