Odell Beckham Waivers: Which Teams Are Most Likely to Claim Him?

Which NFL team will claim star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. on waivers after he's released by the Cleveland Browns?
Matt O'Leary |
Fri, November 5, 6:51 AM EDT | 4 min read
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Odell Beckham Waivers: Which Teams Are Most Likely to Claim Him?

Odell Beckham is being released by the Cleveland Browns after playing in just 29 games over three seasons. Cleveland elected to cut ties after a controversial video that Odell’s father made of Baker Mayfield either not seeing or missing an open Odell Beckham.

Now, it looks like Cleveland is working to convert his signing bonus into base salary making it easier for another team to claim him according to Adam Schefter

So Odell will be on the market and looking to sign with a new team. Who are the teams most likely to sign him off waivers?

New Orleans Saints

I mean this one is kind of obvious right? Michael Thomas is out for the year and the Saints are desperate for help at the wide receiver position. For Odell, this would be a homecoming for the lightning rod wideout. He was born in New Orleans and played his college ball at LSU before being drafted in the first round back in 2014. With Marquez Callaway as the Saints leading receiver through seven games, the Saints could use all the help that they can get on the offensive side of the ball.

New England Patriots 

This one has been rumored forever it feels like. Nelson Agholor has been a major swing and a miss and Jakobi Meyers and Kendrick Bourne have been okay but nothing to keep you from adding a potential game-changer like Beckham. This just seems like a Bill Belichick-like move, finding a disgruntled WR who everyone has given up on and getting something out of him. I mean he did it brilliantly with Randy Moss and also tried it with Chad Ochocinco and Antonio Brown also.

Green Bay Packers 

If Green Bay is truly going all-in for Aaron Rodgers this is a move you make. Outside of Davante Adams, the next closest WR in receiving yards is the corpse of Randall Cobb at 31-years-old. Beckham is a higher ceiling player than Cobb, Marquez Valdes-Scantine, and Allen Lazard as well. As good as Aaron Jones is, he can’t be your second-leading receiver on this team, that’s just not right for Rodgers. 

Baltimore Ravens

Now, this would be a fun one. Lamar Jackson has never really had a game-changer at the wide receiver position. Mark Andrews is an awesome receiving tight end but Marquise Brown and Sammy Watkins leave a lot to be desired as a one-two wide receiver punch. Adding Odell to an already explosive and fast offense could be just what the doctor ordered for Lamar Jackson in taking his passing attack to the next level. Baltimore is absolutely in the conversation to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl and you’d have to imagine that Odell would love to stick it to his former team on the way to a potential championship.

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