As Odell Beckham Jr. awaits his new crew, Sean Payton has taken the Saints out of the working—for now.
The longtime Saints head coach confirmed they won’t be claiming Beckham Jr. on waivers on Monday because the crew doesn’t have the cap area to pursue such a transfer. Nonetheless, that doesn’t imply the Saints cannot signal the previous LSU star if he clears waivers and turns into a free agent Tuesday.
Beckham Jr. was launched by the Browns on Friday.
“The claiming deadline is at this time,” Payton informed the New Orleans Advocate‘s Luke Johnson. “No, it is unimaginable for us to place a claim in on the participant. You simply have to have a look at the wage cap area. And if we have been going to place in a claim, it would not be one thing we focus on. I do know it makes hit-worthy information.”
The Saints have simply over $700,000 obtainable below the cap—nicely wanting the $7.25 million the receiver is owed this season after restructuring his contract. In accordance with NBC’s Pro Football Talk, the Saints must make a transfer to have the wage cap area to signal Beckham Jr. as a free agent.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Beckham is hoping to go to “a playoff contender and in a profitable atmosphere, the place he believes he can be joyful and productive.” Schefter additionally mentioned there might be “points” if a crew that the receiver would not wish to play for claims him on waivers.
The Lions, who had the primary probability within the waiver claim order to make a transfer for Beckham Jr., have already handed, according to head coach Dan Campbell.
The Saints have already misplaced beginning quarterback Jameis Winston and star receiver Michael Thomas to season-ending accidents this season and struggled in a 27-25 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.
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