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Odell Sent Packing; Former First-Round WR Beckham Jr. Traded to Cleveland

One of, if not the biggest playmaker in Giants history is gone, as Tuesday night the G-Men traded 2014 first-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.

The return for Beckham is a first-round pick this year, a third-rounder this year and safety Jabrill Peppers.

The trade can be finalized Wednesday when the NFL’s new league year begins.

Rumblings about the Browns looking to deal for Beckham started four months ago, and since then it’s come up over and over that the Browns were interested in making a deal for the wideout, and gained steam earlier today.

The move comes just seven months after the wide out signed a five-year, $90 million extension.

Beckham and new Giants coach Pat Shurmur never seemed to be on the same page, and Beckham publicly criticized quarterback Eli Manning and the Giants’ offensive scheme, expressing his frustration with facing double coverage and a lack of downfield targets.

Overall in 12 games last season Beckham had 77 catches for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games

The 2014 first-round pick of the Giants in his five-year career has 390 receptions for 5,476 yards and 44 touchdowns.

Other than amazing catches, Beckham leaves the Giants with an impressive resume that includes three Pro Bowls and he’s a two-time All-Pro selection.

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2 Responses to “Odell Sent Packing; Former First-Round WR Beckham Jr. Traded to Cleveland”

  1. Chris says:

    Good trade. They did fine without him. Barkley is now the key. Line better. Now flip the 3rd rounder for Rosen and use the rest on defense (which flat out stunk last year)

  2. robert miller says:

    Nonsense did Gettleman come in to rebuild or destroy us. Cut Eli and put us in the arena league

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