Odell Beckham Jr. wants to join postseason contender for remainder of NFL season, sources say

Stephen A. Smith believes Odell Beckham Jr. could thrive if he went to the Packers, Rams, or Chiefs. (1:55).
The NFL and the NFL Players Association approved Odell Beckham Jr.'s restructured contract. This will allow the wide receiver to be placed on waivers Monday and can be claimed by 4 pm. Sources told ESPN that ET would be the following day.

According to sources, Beckham doesn't want to join any team. Beckham would like to spend the remainder of this season in a playoff contender, and in a winning environment where he feels he can be productive and happy.

According to a source, Beckham and the remaining $7.25 million on his contract could be claimed by a team that doesn't meet these criteria. However, it is not clear what those potential problems would be.

As it stands now, nine teams are in excess of $7.25 millions in salary-cap space. These include the Jaguars Eagles Broncos Seahawks, Seahawks Jaguars, Eagles Broncos Seahawks, Seahawks Panthers Chargers Steelers Steelers Bengals and Washington Football Team.

If Beckham clears waivers, which several team executives stated over the weekend, he will be able sign with any team.

Sources told ESPN that Beckham is being considered by multiple teams with proven offenses and winning records. Sources say that Beckham has already been approached by certain players to pitch the merits of their team.

According to a source, Beckham will likely sign a contract with a new team if he clears waivers Tuesday.

After days of negotiations, Beckham and Cleveland Browns agreed to a Friday settlement on the restructured agreement. After days of negotiations, Beckham's dad shared a video via social media that showed Beckham when Baker Mayfield, Browns' quarterback, didn't throw the ball to him.

Beckham was expelled by the Browns from practice during negotiations between the sides. His exit was finalized on Friday, his 29th birthday. Andrew Berry, Browns general manager, called the situation "unfortunate", but admitted that "there are situations in NFL where things don't work out."

Beckham could sign with the Patriots if he wants to exact revenge on his former team. The Patriots host the Browns next Sunday in Week 10

Beckham caught 17 passes for 232 yards and no touchdowns in six games this year. Since joining Cleveland in the blockbuster 2019 trade with New York Giants, Beckham had only two 100-yard games.

Three-time Pro Bowler, he had 1,035 receiving yards his first season with Cleveland. However, a season-ending knee injury ended his season in 2020. He was out when the Browns won their first playoff game since 26 years.

This report was contributed by The Associated Press.