Even if Odell Beckham Jr.'s future with the Browns is the source of some skepticism, the 49ers aren't interested in trading for him. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

A year after Odell Beckham Jr. was traded by a team that insisted it was not interested in trading him, the star wide receiver popped up in trade rumors again a few months ago. While Beckham remains on the Browns, standing in Cleveland may not be too far from where it was in New York circa 2019.

The 49ers engaged in discussions with the Giants for Beckham last year, but things worked out pretty well for them despite OBJ being dealt to Cleveland. Although Emmanuel Sanders‘ defection to New Orleans leaves San Francisco again in need at wideout, Jay Glazer of The Athletic notes the 49ers will not pursue Beckham this offseason (subscription required).

While the 49ers indeed “loved” Beckham last year, Glazer adds that the team is now trying to add draft capital rather than trade it for veterans. San Francisco did this upon trading DeForest Buckner to Indianapolis, and the first-rounder acquired (No. 13 overall) could well be used on a wide receiver.

It became clear early last season that Jimmy Garoppolo needed more help, so the 49ers added Sanders. They had wanted to retain him but did not bid higher than the Saints’ two-year, $16M offer. The 49ers will almost certainly add a receiver with one of their early-round picks to join their Deebo Samuel-led corps. San Francisco has used consecutive second-round picks on wideouts, with Samuel following 2018 acquisition Dante Pettis. The 49ers have not used a first-round pick on a receiver since their disappointing A.J. Jenkins selection in 2012.

Beckham and Baker Mayfield struggled to stay on the same page during Freddie Kitchens‘ one-and-done season. The Giants eating all the dead money in dealing Beckham to the Browns would make the 27-year-old talent an interesting trade chip, and OBJ surfaced in trade rumors late last season. While the three-time Pro Bowler’s long-term status in Cleveland probably isn’t stable, he remains in the Browns’ 2020 plans for the time being.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.



The Morning Bark Newsletter. Emailed daily.

You'll receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams.

Emailed daily. Always FREE!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Can you name every NFL player to have 1,000 or more receiving yards in a season for two or more teams?
SCORE:
0/44
TIME:
5:00
14 / SF, OAK / 2004
Jerry Rice
10 / MIN, OAK, NE / 2012
Randy Moss
9 / SF, PHI, DAL / 2010
Terrell Owens
8 / DEN, MIA, CHI, NYJ / 2018
Brandon Marshall
8 / TEN, BAL / 2011
Derrick Mason
8 / CAR, BAL / 2016
Steve Smith
7 / ARZ, SF / 2016
Anquan Boldin
7 / LARM, WAS / 1998
Henry Ellard
6 / SEA, TB / 2010
Joey Galloway
6 / SD, TB / 2016
Vincent Jackson
6 / GB, BUF / 1993
James Lofton
5 / NYG, CLE / 2019
Odell Beckham Jr.
5 / NE, MIA, PHI / 2000
Irving Fryar
5 / PHI, WAS / 2019
DeSean Jackson
5 / JAX, TB / 2007
Keenan McCardell
5 / SD, DEN / 1997
Anthony Miller
5 / NYJ, OAK / 1968
Art Powell
5 / ATL, KC / 2000
Andre Rison
4 / PIT, NYG / 2012
Plaxico Burress
4 / NO, SD / 1988
Wes Chandler
4 / NO, NE, LAR / 2019
Brandin Cooks
4 / OAK, DAL / 2019
Amari Cooper
4 / NE, DAL / 2007
Terry Glenn
4 / NYJ, TB / 2006
Keyshawn Johnson
4 / SD, ATL, MIA / 2001
Tony Martin
4 / NYJ, WAS / 2014
Santana Moss
4 / LARM, NYG / 1967
Del Shofner
3 / BAL, KC / 2002
Derrick Alexander
3 / NYJ, WAS / 2009
Laveranues Coles
3 / CHI, SD / 2004
Curtis Conway
3 / DEN, NYJ / 2017
Eric Decker
3 / PHI, NE / 1983
Harold Jackson
3 / MIA, CLE / 2019
Jarvis Landry
3 / PHI, LARM / 1968
Tommy McDonald
3 / NYJ, ARZ / 1999
Rob Moore
3 / PIT, BAL / 2018
Mike Wallace
2 / ARI, BUF / 2019
John Brown
2 / CLE, TB / 2009
Antonio Bryant
2 / TB, CAR / 1998
Mark Carrier
2 / SF, OAK / 2019
Michael Crabtree
2 / CAR, DAL / 2001
Rocket Ismail
2 / PHI, KC / 2017
Jeremy Maclin
2 / JAX, CHI / 2019
Allen Robinson
2 / GB, DEN / 2009
Javon Walker

Customize Your Newsletter

+

Get the latest news and rumors, customized to your favorite sports and teams. Emailed daily. Always free!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.