Sources: NY Giants won’t be pursuing an Odell Beckham Jr. reunion

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (Image via NorthJersey)
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (Image via NorthJersey) /

Odell Beckham Jr. spent the first five seasons of his career with the NY Giants, prior to being traded to the Cleveland Browns, New York won’t pursue him after he was released

The NY Giants will not be pursuing a reunion with Odell Beckham Jr., and team sources say the organization will not be putting in a waiver claim on the enigmatic wide receiver.

Beckham, officially released by the Cleveland Browns Monday, is subject to the waiver wire where all 31 teams have an opportunity to claim him. New York just won’t be one of them.

New York chose Beckham with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, before trading him to the Browns in exchange for Jabrill Peppers, and draft picks that became defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence and outside linebacker Oshane Ximines.

Beckham was traded by Gettleman, who told NJ Advance Media’s Steve Politi shortly afterwards that the NY Giants no longer had a culture problem, after moving on from Beckham. “Not anymore,” Gettleman said.

If Beckham is claimed off waivers, the team that claims him is on the hook for the remaining $7.25 million over the final eight weeks of this season. The Detroit Lions own the No. 1 waiver priority, but head coach Dan Campbell told reporters Monday that the Lions will not be putting in a claim on Beckham.

Reports have surfaced that Beckham would prefer to play for a contender over the second half of this season.

Should Beckham clear waivers, he is free to sign with any team in the league. The Giants just won’t be one of them interested.

Multiple league sources tell FanSided the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, and Las Vegas Raiders could be Beckham’s most likely landing spots this week.