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49ers Were 'Stunned' When By OBJ Trade, Would Have Offered Better Deal

Apr 8, 2019 11:34 AM

The San Francisco 49ers were reportedly "stunned" when the New York Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.

Dave Gettleman and John Lynch had been talking about a possible trade for weeks.

The 49ers never ultimately heard from the Giants before the trade was made. It's strongly believed the 49ers were willing to offer more for Beckham than the Browns, according to a league source.

Gettleman never shopped Cleveland's deal around in hopes of a better trade.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Browns Trade Emmanuel Ogbah To Chiefs For Eric Murray

Apr 1, 2019 9:07 PM

The Cleveland Browns have traded Emmanuel Ogbah to the Kansas City Chiefs for Eric Murray.

Ogbah didn't report for the start of the Browns' offseason program Monday in anticipation of being traded.

"Ogbah didn't show, and I'd rather talk about the guys that are here," Freddie Kitchens said. I'm sure he's got his reasons. I don't know."

Ogbah has 12.5 sacks in three seasons with the team. 

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Duke Johnson Requests Trade From Browns

Apr 1, 2019 5:54 PM

Duke Johnson has requested a trade from the Cleveland Browns.

The New York Jets, Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles have expressed interest in Johnson.

The future of Johnson is unclear with the Browns signing Kareem Hunt.

Johnson didn't show up for Cleveland's voluntary offseason program on Monday.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Emmanuel Ogbah Doesn't Report To Browns In Advance Of Possible Trade

Apr 1, 2019 12:23 PM

Emmanuel Ogbah did not report to the offseason program with the Cleveland Browns in anticipation of being traded.

Ogbah, 25, was drafted in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2016 draft and has 12.5 sacks in three seasons with the team. 

When Ogbah is traded, only three players will remain from the 14 taken in the 2016 draft.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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49ers Confirm They Were Unwilling To Trade No. 2 For Odell Beckham

Mar 25, 2019 9:07 AM

Jed York confirmed the San Francisco 49ers pursued a trade for Odell Beckham Jr. with the New York Giants.

“We were definitely in it,” York said. “We were aggressive. But I think (the Giants) wanted different things than we had to offer. I think it would have been very hard for us to just give up a first-round pick and not get a ton in return, other than just the player, knowing that the second pick in the draft is a very, very valuable pick.”

The 49ers, however, did not pursue a trade for Antonio Brown.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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John Mara Was 'Reluctant' For Giants To Trade Odell Beckham

Mar 25, 2019 8:30 AM

New York Giants ownership considers the trade of Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns among the toughest moves they have ever made.

John Mara even insisted that he gave a "reluctant approval" after thinking about it.

The Giants traded Beckham for a first-round pick, third-round pick and safety Jabrill Peppers. The deal came seven months after Beckham received a five-year deal worth up to $98.5 million.

"I will tell you it was a reluctant approval on my part because I happen to like Odell [Beckham Jr.] very much, and I recognize the unique talent that he has," Mara said. "It's not easy to trade that player to another team."

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Bills Had No Interest When Giants Called About Odell Beckham Trade

Mar 18, 2019 8:25 AM

After a trade for Antonio Brown fell through, the Buffalo Bills received a call from the New York Giants on their interest in Odell Beckham Jr.

Brandon Beane, however, wasn't interested in discussing a deal.

Dave Gettleman is a disciple of Ernie Accorsi, who similarly tried to scare up offers with the Chargers in the Eli Manning trade of 2004.

The Giants ultimately traded Beckham to the Cleveland Browns.

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Tags: Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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49ers Were Unwilling To Trade No. 2 Overall Pick For Odell Beckham Jr.

Mar 16, 2019 6:37 PM

The San Francisco 49ers had interest in trading for Odell Beckham Jr. both during the 2018 season and again in the offseason.

The 49ers' best trade asset for the Giants was the No. 2 overall pick.

"Someone with the Giants told me they were asking for the second pick of the draft from the 49ers, which the 49ers weren’t willing to do," wrote Jay Glazer.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Glazer Sensed Giants Planned To Take Best OBJ Offer By Certain Date

Mar 16, 2019 6:34 PM

Jay Glazer predicted in mid-February that the New York Giants would trade Odell Beckham Jr. this offseason.

Glazer received criticism from some on the prediction as the Giants were posturing publicly that they wouldn't trade Beckham.

Glazer explained his reasoning on the prediction.

"I knew things were heating up but I also knew the Giants’ asking price was way too high," wrote Glazer. "There were teams that were interested that were asking me, 'Are you sure they’re motivated to do this, are they really or are they just expecting one of us to do something crazy for him?'

"The Giants were trying to act like they needed to be blown away with something and it seemed to me that they had a plan to take the best available offer by a certain date or time. If they waited, would they have gotten more? I don’t know. I know their asking price at first was pretty outlandish."

The Giants traded Beckham to the Cleveland Browns at the start of the NFL's new league year.

Jay Glazer/The Athletic

Tags: Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Kareem Hunt Suspended Eight Games By NFL

Mar 15, 2019 10:25 AM

Kareem Hunt has been suspended eight games by the NFL for violationing its personal conduct policy.

Hunt will not appeal the suspension.

The Cleveland Browns signed Hunt this offseason.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Fantasy, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Odell Beckham Jr. - A Career Timeline Video
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Browns To Sign Demetrius Harris
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Breshad Perriman Joins Buccaneers After Browns Acquire OBJ
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Giants Trade Odell Beckham Jr. To Browns
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Sheldon Richardson Agrees To Three-Year, $39M Deal With Browns
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Giants Agree To Trade Olivier Vernon To Browns
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Browns Release Jamie Collins
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Steelers Rule Out Trading Antonio Brown To Pats, AFC North Rival
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Browns Didn't Talk To Woman In Video During Research On Kareem Hunt
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Browns Sign Kareem Hunt To One-Year Deal
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Baker Mayfield: Freddie Kitchens Was 'My Choice' To Coach Browns
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Browns Adding Todd Monken, Steve Wilks As Coordinators
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Browns Hire Freddie Kitchens As Head Coach
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Browns Relieve Gregg Williams As Defensive Coordinator
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Browns Schedule Second Interview With Kevin Stefanski
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Mike McCarthy May Not Interview With Browns After All
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Browns Blocking Interview Requests For Freddie Kitchens
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