NFL side Cleveland Browns, who have already announced that they are parting ways with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr, signed the settlement for release of the player on Saturday, according to reports emerging in the US media.

Beckham, who was excused by the team this week for his conduct, will officially be waived on Monday, the Associated Press reported quoting sources.

The settlement clears the way for Beckham Jr to potentially become a free agent.

Browns general manager Andrew Berry on Friday said it was time to cut ties with Beckham Jr after 2 1/2 seasons in which the three-time Pro Bowler produced few highlights on the field. Incidentally, the day was his 29th birthday.

Berry and Beckham’s agent spent the past few days working toward the separation, which became inevitable when his father shared a video on social media showing times when Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield didn’t throw him the ball.

However, there were deeper issues than the video with Beckham, who had requested to be traded several times and showed his frustration in recent weeks.

The Browns and Beckham agreed to eliminate the non-guaranteed two years remaining on his contract after 2021, according to the AP report.

Once Beckham is waived, he can be claimed by a team that would have to pay the $7.25 million he’s owed for the remainder of this season.

If Beckham clears waivers on Tuesday at 4 pm, he will become a free agent and the Browns would owe him $4.25 million, saving the club $3 million.

Beckham was acquired in 2019 by the Browns in a trade from the New York Giants by former general manager John Dorsey, who wanted to give Mayfield a game-breaking playmaker.

He arrived with a reputation for being self-centered and disruptive and never seemed to get comfortable in Cleveland. He had more than 1,000 yards in his first season, but suffered a knee injury in 2020 and was out when the Browns ended a long playoff drought and won their first playoff game in 26 years.

Beckham’s situation provided a messy backdrop this week for the Browns, who play a critical game on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Cleveland has dropped three of four and can’t afford many more losses, especially inside the AFC North, if it wants to make the playoffs.