After months of speculation, Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has cleared NFL waivers without being claimed by any franchises on Tuesday and can now finally be signed as a free agent.

Last week, Beckham effectively pushed his way out of the Browns, who acquired him two and a half years ago but were just as eager to end their tumultuous relationship as he was.

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Beckham’s agent, Zeke Sandhu, and the Browns restructured his contract last week, dropping the final, non-guaranteed two years. As Beckham hasn’t been claimed off the waiver, the Browns will have to pay him $4.25 million for this season, saving them $3 million.

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Beckham believed that playing for the Cleveland Browns would provide him with the best opportunity of winning a Super Bowl, so it’s understandable that he’ll want to join a contender. He may not be the playmaker he once was, but he still has the ability to stretch a defence.

But there’s a lot more to Beckham, who, despite a drop in production, remains one of the league’s most popular players. In 29 games with Cleveland, he only had two 100-yard games.

With speculations rife about where the eighth-year veteran will go, many are putting their money on the Seattle Seahawks, according to a USA Today report.

Another team in active contention for the wide receiver are the New Orleans Saints who have often been reported making enquiries. Beckham was born in New Orleans and also played at LSU.

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The Browns confirmed his release on Friday, capping off an odd week that began with his father, Odell Beckham Sr., releasing a social media video of Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield failing to deliver the ball to his son.

That was followed by NBA superstar LeBron James tweeting his support of Beckham with the hashtag: #FREEOBJ. The Browns excused Beckham from practice for three days while setting up the conditions for his release.

With inputs from the Associated Press