Giants deal Odell Beckham Jr. to Browns in National Football League blockbuster, reports say


On Monday, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reported that the Giants are still involved in trade discussions surrounding Beckham.

In a stunning move Tuesday evening, less than 24 hours from the start of the new league year, the Browns traded for Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. The Raiders were reportedly considering Beckham, but they dealt for Antonio Brown, while the Browns could also pursue him. We don't know if the Giants are actively shopping Beckham - i.e. if they are trying to find someone who wants to take the wide receiver - or if they are simply listening to teams who call and inquire.

The Giants made the playoffs with an 11-5 record in 2016, but Beckham and other team members were criticized for taking a party-filled trip to Miami days before their wild-card playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. But then when presented with an opportunity to definitively say he would not deal his star wideout, Gettleman declined to do so.

Cleveland had already signed defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and traded guard Kevin Zeitler to the Giants for the services of defensive end Olivier Vernon, so the defense is stout. Injuries prevented him from finishing each of the last two seasons.

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In 12 games in 2018, Beckham had 77 receptions for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns.

For all his ability, the Giants have had just one winning season in the five since Beckham was drafted.

After he was selected with the 12th-overall pick by the New York Giants in 2014, OBJ has flourished, showing off his speed, athleticism, and just his ability to go up and make a play.

NY is rolling with a 37-year-old Eli Manning at quarterback and received just $5 million in cap room by moving on from its star receiver.