CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a previous story.
When the Cleveland Browns released Odell Beckham Jr. last November, it appeared to mark the end of the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver's time in the city.
Or perhaps not.
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Beckham replied to a tweet from a Browns fan inquiring about Cleveland's chances of landing the 2014 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, who is now a free agent. And despite his messy exit, the 29-year-old wideout didn't rule out the idea, calling a potential return to the Browns "interesting."
Beckham's reply comes just four months after the Browns released the LSU product, who had requested to be traded following Cleveland's Week 8 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hours ahead of the Nov. 2 trade deadline, Beckham's father, Odell Beckham Sr., posted an 11-minute and 24-second long video clip of quarterback Baker Mayfield missing his son on various throws throughout the 2021 season to his verified Instagram account.
After being unable to find a deal to trade Beckham before the deadline, the Browns excused the star wide receiver from practice before ultimately coming to terms with him on a release. After becoming a free agent, the New Orleans native went on to sign with the Los Angeles Rams and went on to play a key role in the team's run to a Super Bowl victory.
But after catching the first touchdown in the Rams' 23-20 Super victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, Beckham later suffered a torn ACL in his left knee -- the same injury that prematurely ended his 2020 season.
As for why Beckham might be willing to return to Cleveland, it's worth noting that the Browns are expected to part ways with Mayfield following last week's blockbuster trade to acquire Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot has also reported that Cleveland has interest in re-signing Beckham's close friend, Jarvis Landry, who the Browns released last week.