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Odell Beckham Jr., a free-agent wide receiver, is looking at the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers as possible landing spots, league sources confirmed to ESPN's Dianna Russini.
Beckham cleared waivers Tuesday, after being released Monday by the Cleveland Browns. Sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Beckham wants to spend the remainder of the season with a playoff contender and in winning environments.
The Packers are the only remaining team on the Browns' roster. On Christmas Day, Cleveland will visit Lambeau Field.
Beckham was expelled by the Browns from practice last week as negotiations continued. Beckham asked to be traded but never had an on-field relationship with Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. Beckham forced his release when his father posted an 11-minute video via social media of plays in which Mayfield failed him.
Beckham must be paid $4.25 Million by Cleveland, but he will be able to save $3 million under his renegotiated contract.
Beckham, 29 years old, had 17 catches for 231 yards and zero touchdowns this season. After joining Cleveland in the blockbuster 2019 trade with New York Giants, Beckham had only two 100 yard games in his 29 games.
Three-time Pro Bowler, he had 1,035 receiving yards his first season with Cleveland. However, he suffered a season-ending knee injury in 2020. He was out when the Browns won their first playoff game since 26 years.
This report was contributed by The Associated Press.