According to NFL source Ian Rapoport on Friday morning, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will be released by the Cleveland Browns within the next few hours.
After losing star wideout Calvin Ridley indefinitely, the Atlanta Falcons might need some help at receiver; the question is whether or not they should make a move for OBJ.

Cordarrelle Patterson, a running back/wide receiver for the Falcons, thinks so and has already started wooing the soon-to-be-former Browns star on Twitter.

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After Beckham’s father produced a lengthy Instagram video highlighting multiple instances that Backer Mayfield didn’t throw to his son, who appeared to be open in the clips, the two players mutually agreed to part ways.

It is in the best interest of all parties involved that Odell no longer play for the Cleveland Browns,” said Cleveland’s general manager Andrew Berry in a statement released on Friday.

The squad “has just reached a point where it is best that we go ahead as a team without Odell,” Berry said. We’re wrapping up Odell’s release paperwork, and we hope for the best for him as his career progresses.

After being selected by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Beckham’s career has taken a surprising turn. Beckham was rewarded with a five-year contract extension after he had 288 receptions for 4,122 yards and 35 touchdowns in his first three seasons in the NFL.

He was also selected to play in three Pro Bowls. His new contract only lasted a year before he was shipped off to Cleveland. Ryan’s best performances have come when he had talented receivers like Roddy White or Julio Jones to throw to.

Both of those men were playmakers, and Ryan was confident in his ability to exert his will on either of them and ensure the play’s success. Falcons supporters are hoping that quarterback Matt Ryan and tight end Kyle Pitts build as much camaraderie as they witnessed between Ryan and wide out Russell Gage Jr. in the latter weeks of last season.

One can only speculate on Beckham Jr.’s level of involvement in the Atlanta offence given his reputation as a “go get the ball” receiver. Although the Falcons’ odds of signing Beckham Jr. are low, they still need to make an effort.

Last Words

Through the first six games of the season, Beckham has caught just 17 of 34 targets (for 232 yards) and has been targeted for no touchdowns by Mayfield.