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Cleveland Browns releasing disgruntled WR Odell Beckham Jr

Written by Doug Rush

The Cleveland Browns are releasing disgruntled WR Odell Beckham Jr after less than three seasons.

The drama in Cleveland is about to end, and Odell Beckham Jr is about to be a free man.

After almost three years, the Cleveland Browns are set to release Odell Beckham Jr. They are currently working on the final terms of the release in order to convert salary money into bonus money.

With Beckham’s release, he’ll head to the waiver wire, although if he’s not claimed off waivers, he can then sign anywhere he chooses.

His release from the Browns comes days after being excuses twice from practice following a video Beckham’s father made criticizing the team and quarterback Baker Mayfield.

This is not the first organization Beckham has had issues with, as he had a turbulent end to his tenure with the New York Giants when they ended up trading him to Cleveland just eight months after signing him to the five-year, $90 million contract extension.

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About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.