Rapoport’s report matches what we’ve been hearing and have said regarding Kitchens’ future in Cleveland.
Ownership and management understand Kitchens hasn’t been perfect in his rookie season, but they hired him with the intent that he would be their long-term coach despite a disappointing 2-6 start to the season.
The Browns enter Sunday’s game having won four of five to move within the periphery of the AFC playoff picture, although their chances of securing the second AFC wild card remain slim.
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports doubled down on his report from a week ago in which he reported that receiver Odell Beckham Jr. wants out of Cleveland.
Last Sunday, Glazer reported that Beckham had been telling opponents this year to “come get me,” a report corroborated by Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports Monday, who wrote that Beckham feels “lost” with the Browns.
“Sure, Jarvis, yeah, he wants to stay,” Glazer said. “C’mon, look, I’m not going to go against Jarvis Landry but look, Odell Beckham factually did go tell teams earlier this year ‘Come get me, come get me.’ The bottom line is he’s not happy there.
“They’re not using him the right way, but it’s not up to Odell Beckham whether or not he remains in Cleveland. It’s more so up to the Browns. The Browns need to find a way to figure out how to better use Odell Beckham Jr.’s talents so he doesn’t want out of Cleveland.”