According to ESPN, New York Giants co-owner John Mara said he was "reluctant" to trade wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns. The Giants sent Beckham was to Cleveland two weeks ago in exchange for safety Jabrill Peppers, a first-round pick and a third-round pick.
"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 at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix, according to ESPN’s Jordan Ranaan. "It's not easy to trade that player to another team... I hope he has a great career with the Browns. It makes it a little easier that he's not in our conference."
Beckham signed a five-year, $95M contract extension with the Giants in August 2018.