Ravens release WR Odell Beckham Jr.


Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is a free agent following his release by the Baltimore Ravens.

The Ravens signed Beckham to a one-year, $15 million contract last April that included automatically voidable seasons, which allowed them to spread his $11.068 salary cap charges over multiple seasons.

By designating Beckham as a post-June 1 release, the dead cap money can be split between 2024 and 2025.

Beckham, 31, appeared in 14 games (six starts) last season for the Ravens. He caught 35 passes for 565 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season and added four receptions for 34 yards in the playoffs.

The Ravens likely are to put an increased emphasis on the run in 2023 after signing free agent Derrick Henry, who has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in five of the past six seasons. That includes 2,027 yards in 2020.

Should Beckham play in 2024, it will be his fifth stop. The New York Giants selected him No. 12 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, and he also played for the Cleveland Browns (2019-21), Los Angeles Rams (2021) and Ravens.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Beckham missed the 2022 season as he recovered from a torn ACL suffered in the Rams’ win in Super Bowl LVI.

Beckham has 566 career receptions for 7,932 receiving yards and 59 touchdowns in 110 games (97 starts).