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Browns’ Odell Beckham Jr. to miss Week 2 vs. Texans

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Browns’ Odell Beckham Jr. to miss Week 2 vs. Texans

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Sep 16
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The Cleveland Browns have confirmed that wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will not play in the team’s home opener against Houston this Sunday.

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski listed Beckham, who missed the team’s first game, as questionable to play against the Kansas City Chiefs.

“I talked to Odell about it,” Stefanski said. “This is my decision and felt it was the right thing to do for this week.”

Beckham has not played since sustaining a knee injury in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals last season. He underwent ACL surgery last November, thus ending his second season with Cleveland.

“Just felt like that was the right thing to do,” Stefanski said prior to Tuesday’s workout. “Last week I felt we had a good plan, he was close, working very hard on the side. But just felt like it made more sense to have clarity early in the week from a game-planning, practice standpoint. “So that’s the plan for this week.”

Without Beckham, Stefanski has to redirect his strategy to David Njoku and Anthony Schwartz. In week 1, Njoku caught three passes for 76 yards, while Anthony Schwartz also caught three passes for 69 yards.

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has to work something out without Beckham’s presence on the field.

“You have to execute critical moments,” Mayfield told The Athletic. “Nothing else matters before those moments, and it always comes down to those three, four plays. … I’m going to be hard on myself. But go back and attack this week and we’ve got a home game, and it’s going to be a good one.”

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  • Odell Beckham Jr.

    Odell Cornelious Beckham Jr. , commonly known as OBJ, is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League . Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,

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