Everything is all bad with the Cleveland Browns, and it started way before Odell Beckham Jr’s dad blasted Baker Mayfield on social media.
On Thursday, a new report was released from Mike Garafolo of NFL Network stated that an anonymous Browns player claims Beckham Jrs attitude is “malcontent”.
”He does nothing. He talks to no one. He’s just got a malcontent attitude. “
Not everybody felt the same as that anonymous player.
“If he wants to come back and be part of the team, I’m sure we’d welcome him with open arms,” guard Joel Bitonio said on Thursday. Baker Mayfield said that “any sort of conversation would go a long way” in potentially salvaging the relationship with the star wide receiver. “If he’s back, we’ll work through it. I can put my ego aside.”
Odell Beckham Jr. was excused from practice for a second consecutive day Thursday as the wide receiver’s representation and the Cleveland Browns continue to work on the resolution for his future. Beckham was told not to attend Wednesday’s practice one day after his father posted a video on Instagram highlighting times when quarterback Baker Mayfield either didn’t throw the ball to Beckham or missed him when he was open.
Both Stefanski and Mayfield admitted Wednesday that they had not heard from Beckham since his father’s Instagram posts went viral.
Beckham appears to have played his final game for the Browns.
Beckham, who turns 29 on Friday, is under contract for two more seasons but has no guaranteed money left on his deal. It’s almost a forgone conclusion that he will be released from the team before the season is done.
The Browns would save $15 million on their salary cap if they were to trade or release him during the offseason.