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Odell Beckham Jr “not on” the Cleveland Browns; told to stay home by the team

Written by Doug Rush

Odell Beckham Jr “not on” the Cleveland Browns; told to stay home by the team.

The working relationship between the Cleveland Browns and Odell Beckham Jr may be coming to an end very soon.

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski has reportedly told players that Beckham is essentially not on the team and is being told to stay home.

This comes after Beckham apparently reporting to practice ready to go and was told to leave by the team.

This could all be the result from Odell’s father posting things on social media that took shots at Baker Mayfield for not getting the ball more to him.

Beckham is having a down season for Cleveland and was reported to being on the trade block, although he was not traded on Tuesday’s 4pm deadline. The 28-year-old receiver has just 17 catches for 232 yards and no touchdowns in 2021.

It’ll be curious to see how this plays out and if Beckham is told to stay home for the rest of the season and then either released or traded in the off-season by the Browns.

Beckham was acquired by the Browns in a trade from the New York Giants back in March of 2019.

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.