The Cleveland Browns have a decision to make regarding Odell Beckham Jr. as the trading deadline approaches and the star receiver is a candidate for the move.
Beckham has long been involved in trade rumors and was a new addition to Bleacher Report’s Trade Block Big Board. He joins D’Ernest Johnson on the list while tight end David Njoku has been surrendered after a great performance against the Chargers.
Beckham comes from a cruciate ligament rupture and hasn’t been a huge part of the offensive since returning to the line-up. He only has nine catches for 124 yards and has not yet found the end zone.
Trading Beckham won’t be an easy task for Beckham, who has a balance of $ 14.5 million due. But if Cleveland finds a buyer, they could take the opportunity to meet other needs on the list or to build up some design capital.
Beckham’s performance and chemistry with quarterback Baker Mayfield was particularly disappointing last week against the Chargers, with only two catches for 20 yards. On the final, potentially game-winning ride, Beckham was not targeted.
“Again I watch every game and what we have to do to win and what we have to do to get some points,” said Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski on Wednesday October 13th, having mentioned he’s a dynamic one Soccer player. He is in the foreground when planning and calling games. Sometimes the defense determines whether the ball goes elsewhere, and we feel comfortable with it because we have good players elsewhere. “
Beckham previously discussed building improved chemistry with Mayfield and didn’t feel the two had a problem.
“Film. We see the film. We’ll talk about it. I spoke to him after the game. I spoke to him on the Monday after the meetings. Played Call of Duty with him on Tuesday,” Beckham said on Thursday the 7th October, to reporters. “We talk all the time, you know. Anyone who is great and expects great things of themselves will be upset if they miss an opportunity. They want to be great. I want to be great. Yes, we want perfection. We want the best, but it happens. “
Njoku has been a constant figure in trade rumors since calling to be dealt in the last off-season. He is a former first round player with a high athletic advantage but is part of a talented, three-headed tight-end attack in Cleveland. He’s solid in rotation and on par with starter Austin Hooper in terms of snaps count.
Njoku had perhaps his best game in a Cleveland shirt last week, grabbing seven balls for 149 yards and a touchdown. Hooper recorded no catch.
Njoku got a new contract at the end of the season and he was determined to stay with the Browns. If he maintains his stellar game, he could face a big payday – in Cleveland or elsewhere.
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