Report: Odell Beckham Jr.'s free agent decision 'a few days away'

Odell Beckham Jr. is now a free agent after clearing waivers.
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Odell Beckham Jr. is a free agent for the first time in his career.

The star wide receiver passed through waivers on Tuesday and is now free to sign with any team.

There were nine teams with enough cap space to claim Beckham Jr. and his restructured $7.25 million contract off waivers, but none of them submitted a claim.

CBS Sports' Josina Anderson reported Beckham Jr. "will take some time" to assess the "several" different options available to him. 

NFL Network's Kim Jones confirmed Anderson's report on Wednesday and stated that Beckham Jr.'s decision on a team is still "a few days away."

According to Jeff Howe of The Athletic, six teams are in on the wide receiver -- the Packers, Saints, Chiefs, Seahawks, Patriots and a mystery team.  

Meanwhile, Jordan Schultz reported earlier Tuesday that the Packers were Beckham Jr.'s preferred destination should he become a free agent.

Beckham Jr. was put on waivers Monday after his Cleveland Browns tenure came to a dramatic end.

In the days following Cleveland's Week 8 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Beckham Jr.'s father, Odell Beckham Sr., shared a video on Instagram that criticized quarterback Baker Mayfield for Beckham Jr.'s lack of production. Beckham Jr. was targeted just once against Pittsburgh.

The Browns then excused the wide receiver from practice for two straight days before deciding last Friday they would release him.


Since returning from a torn ACL in Week 3, Beckham Jr. has caught 17 of 34 targets for 232 yards and zero touchdowns over six games. The three-time Pro Bowl wideout turned 29 last week.