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Vikings players wear ‘Free Odell’ shirts as star catcher prepares to strike waivers

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Minnesota Vikings players were seen warming up Sunday before their game against the Baltimore Ravens and wearing “Free Odell” t-shirts in support of the star NFL wide receiver.

Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson and cornerback Cameron Dantzler were among the players showing their support for Odell Beckham Jr., who was released by the Cleveland Browns earlier in the week after failing to find him a partner. commercial.

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Browns general manager Andrew Berry decided to make the decision on Friday.

Odell Beckham Jr. runs a course against the Denver Broncos on Thursday, October 21, 2021 in Cleveland.
(AP Photo / David Richard, file)

“After careful consideration, internal discussions and conversations with Odell and his representation, we have determined that it is in the best interests of all parties involved that Odell no longer play for the Cleveland Browns,” said the Browns general manager Andrew Berry in a statement. .

“We appreciate all of his efforts and contributions in Cleveland, but we have just reached a point where it is best to move forward as a team without Odell. We are finalizing the process of granting Odell his release and we wish him well as well. that he continues his career. “

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The terms of his release mean he will reach waivers on Monday and go through the process before he can be a full-fledged free agent. It is expected to remain unclaimed until Tuesday.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. warms up before the start of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, October 31, 2021, in Cleveland.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. warms up before the start of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, October 31, 2021, in Cleveland.
(AP Photo / Kirk Irwin, File)

It is not clear where Beckham will land next. ESPN has reported that it is hoping to land with a Super Bowl contender.

Beckham’s acquisition raised hopes of a major resurgence in the Browns’ offense. With the Giants, Beckham was compared to some of the greatest receivers of all time, including Terrell Owens, Jerry Rice and Randy Moss. But Beckham never really got on the offense well with Baker Mayfield as a quarterback.

In just over two seasons, Beckham has played 29 games and recorded 114 catches for 1,586 yards and seven touchdowns. He has only played 13 games in the past two seasons due to injuries.

Odell Beckham Jr. is featured before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland on December 22, 2019.

Odell Beckham Jr. is featured before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland on December 22, 2019.
(AP Photo / David Richard, file)

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This season, Beckham suffered a shoulder injury. He was the most targeted by all offensive pass catchers, but had just 17 catches for 232 yards to show.