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Browns’ Beckham Jr. close to full recovery, coach says

Browns’ Beckham Jr. close to full recovery, coach says

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Aug 27
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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is inching closer to a full recovery.

The 28-year-old has been out since October after tearing his ACL in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Browns’ offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt told reporters that Beckham is getting ready for the NFL game opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.

“Our foundation has been set,” Van Pelt said Thursday. “We’re just trying to grow in our system. It’s been really nice to have everybody back.”

The 51-year-old coach said Beckham is looking “really good.”

“He’s running well. He’s coming in and out of his breaks. He’s cutting well,” said Van Pelt. “Hopefully, we can get him up there for the opener.”

Since his absence, Browns’ starting quarterback Baker Mayfield struggled at first, yet he showed his class by improving his numbers and bringing the team to victory.

“They’re [Beckham and Mayfield] in a really good place right now as far as their mind space, all the work they did in the offseason, spending time together, just continuing to build that bond,” Van Pelt said.

The former Buccaneers coach gave a glimpse of the Browns’ offense when Beckham is back.

“Any time you can add an elite player, it’s going to help you,” Van Pelt said.

Cleveland’s next preseason game is against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 29.

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