Odell Beckham Jr. Rumors: WR Wants to Join Seahawks, Prefers Free Agency over Waivers

AP Photo/Kirk Irwin
Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns wide receiver, will be placed on waivers Monday. It sounds like he is keen to team up with Russell Wilson.

Mike Florio Beckham, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio Beckham, reported that Beckham would prefer to be a free agent and want to join the Seattle Seahawks. Florio also mentioned that Florio said the San Francisco 49ers, and New Orleans Saints were both "teams worth watching."

The Seahawks are allowed to file a claim for Beckham. The team is currently ninth in the NFL waiver-claiming list, which means that any other team that claims Beckham would have priority. Seattle may have a better chance of landing him if he becomes a free agent.

Beckham would join the Seahawks if he were to sign. Seattle already has DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and one of the most talented receiving groups in the NFL.

In six games this season with the Browns, he averaged 13.6 yards per reception and has averaged 14 yards per catch over his eight NFL seasons. His longest catch this season was 26 yards.

With a record of 3-5, Seattle is currently out the playoff picture. Beckham would like to be a part of a contender. The team has been without Wilson since Week 5, when he suffered a finger injury. However, Beckham is expected to be available for the Green Bay Packers matchup in Week 10. Wilson's return, along with the addition of OBJ, could be enough for the Seahawks to make it back in playoff contention.

Beckham's dispute with the Browns was quickly sped up by Odell Beckham Sr. posting a video to Instagram that highlighted times when Baker Mayfield failed to throw the ball or missed him when open.

Beckham did not reach out to Mayfield for an apology and was later excused by Browns practices after Kevin Stefanski, head coach, told players that the receiver was no longer part of the team.

According to Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland.com, the LSU product also requested to be traded several times in the offseason as well as after last week's loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's not surprising that he is on the move for the second consecutive time in his professional career.