Cleveland Browns to release Odell Beckham Jr days after father's video post

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Beckham was a Browns player for 29 games, accumulating 114 receptions for 1,586 yard and seven touchdowns.

After a viral post from his father criticizing Baker Mayfield, the Cleveland Browns have decided to release Odell Beckham Jr. Wide receiver.

Beckham's father posted a video to Instagram external-link that showed quarterback Mayfield missing or throwing to his son.

Beckham, 29 years old, was exempted from training on Wednesday & Thursday.

He departs the Browns midway through his third season.

Beckham failed to score in six of the team's six games this season. Andrew Barry, the executive vice-president/general manager for the team, stated that the decision was "in all parties' best interests".

He said, "We are grateful for his efforts and contributions in Cleveland. But we have reached a point that it is best to move forward as a group without Odell."

"We are closing the process to grant Odell his freedom and we wish him all the best as he pursues his career."

According to the NFL Network, an external-link revised contract has been reached and he will now go to waivers to be claimed by another team.

The New York Giants selected Beckham in the first round 2014 NFL Draft. Beckham played five seasons with the Giants. The first saw him make the famous catch against the Dallas Cowboys.

In 2019, he joined the Browns, playing 29 games and scoring seven touchdowns

The Cleveland Browns are currently 4-4 and will face the New England Patriots next Sunday.