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Report: Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. Said 'Come Get Me' to Steelers Player

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistDecember 18, 2019

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Rick Scuteri/Associated Press

Not only does Odell Beckham Jr. appear to want out of Cleveland, but he's apparently open to playing for one of the Browns' divisional rivals.

During an appearance on the The Ken Carman Show on 92.3 The Fan, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network said Beckham told at least one Steelers player that he wants to be in Pittsburgh. 

"I spoke to a Steelers player who Odell did say that to before the game," Kinkhabwala said. "This is out there."

Beckham has reportedly been vocal about his desire for the Browns to trade him after the 2019 season. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer has reported on the situation for two straight weeks, highlighting the wideout's unhappiness and saying he's told multiple teams to "come get me" this offseason.

The Browns appear to have something nearing a locker-room mutiny on their hands. 

Mike Silver of NFL Network reported numerous Browns players, including wideout Jarvis Landry, yelled "come get me" at members of the Arizona Cardinals last week. Landry and Beckham are best friends dating back to their childhood, so it's no surprise they might share the same displeasure.

Landry and head coach Freddie Kitchens got into a sideline jawing session in the 38-24 loss. Beckham has declined to fully commit to being in Cleveland next season at various points.

"I'm not going to talk about any offseason stuff that's going on right now," Beckham told reporters last week. "The focus is on winning. ... Any other questions about it, I'm not answering."

The Steelers' chances of landing Beckham via trade seem minuscule. They would likely have to part with a king's ransom for Cleveland to even consider trading him within the division. Since they already parted with their first-round pick for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, they're likely at or near the bottom of the list of teams capable of coming to "get" Beckham.