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Stefanski: OBJ status against Bears still unclear

Stefanski: OBJ status against Bears still unclear

  • Browns
Sep 24
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. appeared to be in good shape when he spoke to local reporters on Thursday.

Beckham, who suffered an ACL injury back in 2020, has shown tremendous progress in his recovery. However, head coach Kevin Stefanski is still uncertain if Beckham will play this Sunday.

“I’m not ruling him out,” Stefanski said Wednesday. “He’s working really hard. He has a ton of reps between just him and Baker (Mayfield). Has gotten a ton of reps in seven-on-seven and the team drills. I think the guys recognize that he’s a dynamic football player.”

The 28-year-old fully participated in Wednesday’s practice session, which is another big step for Beckham after being absent for nearly a year.

Beckham, when asked about his current situation, is confident that everything is on the right track.

“Everything is going smooth,” Beckham answered. “It’s just been part of the progression the entire time, just working my way back into it. Everything feels good, so I’m just taking it day by day.”

The three-time Pro Bowl player is fully aware of his responsibility off the field as well.

“I know that I have a responsibility (for them),” Beckham said, “and I don’t take it lightly. For the kids out there who want to give up on something, that was all I could think about: What message do I want to send to them by giving up now?

“I haven’t reached the goals I wanted to reach,” he continued. “The things I wanted to set in sight are still not out of sight for me. I just find a way to keep going, be resilient and find a way to get better every day.”

The Cleveland Browns host the Chicago Bears at FirstEnergy Stadium this Sunday.

  • 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,

  • Cleveland Browns

    The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland. Named after original coach and co-founder Paul Brown,

  • 2020 Cleveland Browns season

    The 2020 season was the Cleveland Browns' 68th as a member of the National Football League, their 72nd overall, and their first under general manager Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski.