BEREA, Ohio (WKBN) – The Cleveland Browns rebuffed recent trade rumors involving veteran Wide Receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Thursday Cleveland’s Chief Strategy Officer Paul DePodesta was firm in addressing the recent reports.
“In short, I will just say it was completely false,” Depodesta said. “It is frustrating a little bit, obviously. I think it is pretty clear what we are trying to build at this point. We have done an awful lot in free agency. We are excited about what we have a chance to do in the draft, and we are really building around a core of players that we think have a chance to be a championship-caliber core. The idea that we would take away from that core at this moment just does not make a whole lot of sense and is really not something that we are exploring at all. It is completely false.”
Published reports out of New York said the Browns were discussing a deal with the Vikings to send Beckham Jr. to Minnesota.
The Browns are slated to select tenth overall in the NFL Draft which begins on Thursday April 23.