Beckham excused from Browns practice, WR’s future in doubt

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was surprised — not hurt — by a video posted by Odell Beckham Jr.’s father that has created a rift with the team and could lead to the wide receiver’s release.

Beckham may be down to his final hours with the Browns, who are meeting with the star’s representatives to work out a resolution.

Beckham was excused from practice Wednesday, a day after Odell Beckham Sr. shared a video on social media — hours before the trade deadline — highlighting times when Mayfield didn’t throw passes to the three-time Pro Bowler when he was open this season.

The Browns may have made up their minds about Beckham, but Mayfield hasn’t ruled out a reconciliation.

“I thought we had a very open line of communication going into it, so we’ll see,” Mayfield said following practice. “I was more surprised than anything (by the video) — as everybody was. We’ll see going forward.

“There’s always room for improvement in any relationship, so we’ll see.”

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