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"We didn't sign Odell to trade him, but things change. Another team made an offer we couldn't refuse," Gettleman said Monday.
Follow Odell Beckham Jr . as he prepares for his introductory press conference with Jarvis Landry, Baker Mayfield and Myles Garrett after the team arrives
Browns GM John Dorsey gushes about Odell Beckham Jr .’s passion, competitiveness. Adding Beckham to stretch defenses gives the Browns yet another weapon on a wide receiver corps that includes Beckham 's former LSU teammate and friend, Jarvis Landry, as well as Antonio Callaway
The Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. era begins in earnest Monday in Cleveland.
The veteran wide receiver, acquired from the Giants on March 12, is expected to be at the NFL team's facility and speak to the media ahead of the start of voluntary offseason workouts, the Browns confirmed to Omnisport.
The Browns are among four teams — along with the Broncos, Buccaneers and Dolphins — that will start their offseason programs this week because they've hired new head coaches. Four other teams that also have new coaches — the Bengals, Cardinals, Jets and Packers — will wait until next week to start their offseason work.
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Adding Beckham to stretch defenses gives the Browns yet another weapon on a wide receiver corps that includes Beckham 's former LSU teammate and Callaway led Browns wideouts with five TDs among 43 catches for 586 yards. In an injury-shortened 2018 season, Beckham had 77 receptions for
Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr . (born November 5, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Latest on Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr . including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN.
The boys are back! ✊— Cleveland Browns (@Browns)
According to multiple reports, new Cleveland coach Freddie Kitchens has been in contact with Beckham leading up to this week's start of offseason work.
The big-play wide receiver's arrival has sparked great expectations for the Browns, who made strides in 2018 behind rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, going 7-8-1. The Browns haven't had a winning record since 2007, haven't made the playoffs since 2002 and haven't won a playoff game since 1994.
Adding Beckham to stretch defenses gives the Browns yet another weapon on a wide receiver corps that includes Beckham's former LSU teammate and friend, Jarvis Landry, as well as Antonio Callaway and Rashard Higgins.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley weighs in on Odell Beckham Jr. trade: 'I was sad to see him go'
“I was sad to see him go,” Barkley told NJ Advance Media. “But, hopefully he continues to have a great career there in Cleveland.” Barkley said he spoke with Beckham shortly after the deal was announced. “We talked over Facetime, he had just gotten traded, so I don’t think he was really happy about it,” Barkley said. “He just gave me some advice about how to handle stuff in the league. He was the same old big brother to me that he’s always been.” Barkley rushed for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns in 16 games for New York as a rookie last season. He also added four receiving scores.
Getty Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr . Odell Beckham Jr . definitely punched Marlon Humphrey – also grabbing the cornerback’s facemask, attempting a sweeping Browns Underdogs in Primetime Against 49ers on Monday Night Football. Despite all the talk around the incident between
Odell Beckham Jr . looked at quarterback Baker Mayfield seated to his left, Jarvis Landry to his right and Myles Garrett at the end of the dais. His drama-filled days in New York behind him, Beckham was introduced Monday by the Browns , whose acquisition of the former Giants star wide receiver
Landry led Cleveland in receiving last year with 81 catches for 976 yards but only four touchdowns. Callaway led Browns wideouts with five TDs among 43 catches for 586 yards.
In an injury-shortened 2018 season, Beckham had 77 receptions for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games. He missed the last four games of a tumultuous regular season with a quadriceps injury (he has missed 16 of 32 games in the last two seasons).
The 12th pick in the 2014 draft, Beckham, 26, spent his first five seasons with the Giants, during which he had 390 receptions for 5,476 yards and 44 touchdowns in 59 games.
Beckham is scheduled to make $16.75 million in base salary in 2019,, as part of a $90 million deal he signed with the Giants that runs through 2023.
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The Browns ended up winning the Beckham sweepstakes by sending safety Jabrill Peppers to New York with their 2019 first-round pick and 95th.