Now that the Cleveland Browns have granted Odell Beckham Jr. his release, he is expected to go through unclaimed waivers and then meet the free agency where he will be given the opportunity to sign with a team of his choice.
The New Orleans Saints have been linked to the eighth year veteran – the cadre inquired about Beckham at close of trading but decided against a deal. Beckham was also born in New Orleans and played at LSU.
But another potential applicant to watch out for is the Seattle Seahawks, according to someone with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not allowed to speak on behalf of the team.
The Seahawks have shown great interest in acquiring the wide receiver, the person said. Quarterback Russell Wilson has called on Seahawks Brass for a signing from Beckham, and in the past few days team officials have been researching the wideout extensively.
Beckham would prefer to play for a contender and alongside an experienced quarterback.
The Seahawks have talented wide receivers in Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, but officials wanted to create even more buzz in this position. Last year they were interested in signing Antonio Brown, who ultimately chose the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Beckham is a three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver with five over 1,000 yards on his resume. But since the beginning of last season he has only played 13 games, recording 40 catches for 551 yards and three touchdowns. Beckham failed to score a touchdown in six games for Cleveland that season.