Beckham cleared waivers Tuesday after being released by the Cleveland Browns on Monday and said he wants to spend the rest of this season with a playoff contender.
“Obviously, he’s a really good football player who’s done a lot of great things in this league,” Mahomes said Wednesday. “… I let [Veach] handle that and I focus on this opponent this week and go out there and try to play with whoever is on the field.”
“You’ll see,” Carroll told reports with a grin. “We’re aware of what’s going on and we’ve been involved to understand it and compete to know what’s happening. We’ll let you know as soon as it happens. I got to wait. So, I didn’t say yes or I didn’t say no. That’s because … you’ll see.”
The Browns excused Beckham from practice last week while the sides negotiated his exit. He asked to be traded and never developed an on-field connection with Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.
ESPN reports that Beckham essentially forced his release last week when his father shared an 11-minute video on social media — of plays in which Mayfield didn’t pass OBJ the ball — just hours before the trade deadline.
Cleveland must pay Beckham $4.25 million but will save $3 million from his renegotiated contract, ESPN reports.
The 29-year-old receiver had 17 catches for 232 yards and zero touchdowns in six games this season. After arriving in Cleveland in 2019 due to a blockbuster trade with the New York Giants, Beckham has logged only two 100-yard games in 29 games.
ESPN reports the three-time Pro Bowler had 1,035 receiving yards in his first season with the Browns but suffered a season-ending knee injury and was out when the team ended a playoff drought, per ESPN.
While each franchise works to keep things quiet as they figure it out, it’s only a matter of time before OBJ makes his decision. Where do you think OBJ will end up?
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