Rumors of Odell Beckham Jr.’s departure from the Cleveland Browns became a reality Friday morning when the team announced the release of the wide receiver.
“After careful consideration, internal discussions and conversations with Odell and his representation, we’ve determined that it is in the best interest of all parties involved that Odell no longer play for the Cleveland Browns,” General Manager Andrew Berry said in a prepared statement released Friday morning.
Beckham, who is celebrating his 29th birthday today, is free to be claimed by any NFL team through waivers.
Here’s what NFL fans are saying about Odell Beckham Jr.’s release.
Loss of Odell won’t matter to the Browns
Did Odell get a birthday present by not having to play with Baker Mayfield anymore?
Odell wasn’t a cancer – things just didn’t work out
Busy day for the Browns social media team
Odell would be an issue for many NFL quarterbacks
This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Odell Beckham Jr. release: How NFL fans are reacting to Browns’ decision