Can the Detroit Lions Afford WR Odell Beckham Jr.?


With the Detroit Lions sitting at 0-8, general manager Brad Holmes of experience level, since the team currently sits first in the waiver wire order. 

A wideout who is currently embroiled in a spat with his current squad is Odell Beckham Jr. of the Cleveland Browns. will have the first opportunity to claim any player, irregardless of experience level, since the team currently sits first in the waiver wire order. 

The Browns were surprised to discover a video that surfaced online created by the father of the talented wideout. The near 12-minute video showcased several occasions in which the wideout was open, but not targeted. 

Unfortunately for the Lions, their current salary cap situation likely prevents them from getting involved with the disgruntled wideout. 

The Lions currently have $2.75 million in space available for additional NFL contracts. With Beckham Jr. having approximately $7.25 million remaining on his 2021 salary, $4.5 million would be required to be cleared for him, plus another $2 million for the remainder of the season, according to SB Nation

While the prospect of adding help for quarterback Jared Goff is enticing, it is not likely going to be a player who comes with a high price tag.

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