Yeah, about that notion of the Miami Dolphins placing in a waiver claim for Odell Beckham Jr.?
Will not keep your breath.
It certainly made feeling Friday morning or early afternoon, but not so a lot the moment ESPN’s Adam Schefter described conditions of the arrangement between the gifted wide receiver and the Cleveland Browns to aid his release, particularly that the 2022 and 2023 a long time would be voided from his contract.
Any workforce professing Beckham off waivers will be on the hook for the remaining $7.25 million of his income for 2021 and he’ll be qualified to turn out to be an unrestricted free of charge agent subsequent offseason.
When the Dolphins definitely could use a broad receiver, notably just after DeVante Parker was positioned on wounded reserve Friday, they would have to produce cap house to bring in Beckham for the rest of 2021.
The Dolphins at the moment have the second-highest waiver precedence in the league primarily based on the over-all standings, but Beckham was not put on waivers Friday, that means it won’t be able to materialize right until Monday at the earliest.
By that time, the standings will have modified and the Dolphins no extended will be next in the pecking get unless of course they drop from the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Of course, Beckham usually could stop up clearing waivers, which would make him free of charge to signal a new contract with any team, but under that circumstance it would be pretty tough to visualize him picking out to signal with a 2-7 or 1-8 group.
Why would the Dolphins ever have regarded as finding up a person like Beckham in the midst of a fully forgettable year?
Effectively, for a person, it truly is not like they don’t have a require at extensive receiver due to the fact of all the injury difficulties they have have to deal with, including Will Fuller V all set to miss a fifth video game mainly because of a finger injury and Parker’s hottest setback.
Head mentor Brian Flores reiterated Friday the stance from GM Chris Grier that the staff will do its “owing diligence” whenever a high quality participant turns into available.
As for good reasons not to go down this route for the Dolphins, over and above getting to apparent cap room for potentially only fifty percent a time of Beckham, we can start off with the conditions that led to his divorce from the Browns and the notion that it might not make sense…