“It’s totally not true. No idea where anyone would have gotten that,” the source tell Schefter.
Cleveland’s blowout loss to the Ravens in Week 1 and their inability to integrate Beckham into the gameplan sparked another round of speculation about the receiver’s future with the Browns. Beckham caught just three of 10 targets for 22 yards in Week 1.
However, he rebounded on Thursday night with four catches for 74 yards and a long touchdown.
Ever since Beckham was traded by the Giants despite the team’s insistence he wasn’t on the block, he’s been a magnet for trade speculation.
There was a round of reports this offseason the Browns were looking to trade Beckham after their first season didn’t go according to plan. However, Cleveland vehemently denied they were shopping Beckham then as well.
Beckham underwent surgery this offseason to repair a core muscle injury he battled throughout 2019. He dealt with the injury since training camp, but did not miss a game in 2019.
Beckham, 27, was taken with the No. 12 overall pick by the Giants back in 2014. He was set to make a base salary of $8,459,000 for the 2018 season when he agreed to a new five-year extension worth up to $95 million that includes $65 million in total guarantees.
The Giants traded Beckham to the Browns last offseason for the No. 17 overall pick, their second third-round pick and S Jabrill Peppers.
Beckham stands to make base salaries of $16.75 million and $14 million over the next two years.
In 2020, Beckham has appeared in two games for the Browns and caught seven passes for 96 yards and a touchdown.
We’ll have more regarding the Browns and Beckham as the news is available.