Beckham (abdomen) posted a workout video Monday, noting that his recovery from January surgery is going well, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Beckham provided some details on his medical history, referring to his quad and abdomen issues from the past two seasons as "compensation injuries" stemming from the severe ankle injury he suffered in Oct. 2018. He first noticed discomfort in his groin/abdomen area last June, eventually suffering a sports hernia during the third week of training camp. Beckham managed to play all 16 games, but his practice time was scaled back and his average of 64.7 yards per game was easily a career low. By the end of the season, he was dealing with a torn abductor and torn rectus abdominis, which led to what Beckham describes as "probably one of the worst surgeries I've ever had." Regardless, Beckham expects to come back stronger and faster, hoping to hit the "reset button" and get his body properly aligned. The 27-year-old wideout will be working with a new coaching staff led by Kevin Stefanski and offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt.
New Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski said Beckham (abdomen) is on schedule in his recovery from surgery, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Stefanski said both Beckham and Jarvis Landry (hip) "are exactly where they need to be" at this stage of their recoveries. Beckham is coming off a disappointing 2019 season, his first in a Cleveland uniform.
The Browns could be looking to trade Beckham (core muscle), Troy L. Smith of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports, citing a claim by ESPN Radio host Bart Scott. Scott, a former Jets and Ravens linebacker, made the claim this week. "Just know you heard it here first," Scott said. "I'm telling you right now, Odell Beckham is on the trading block and it's real right now." Scott didn't point to any specific information, but projected confidence in his statement. The Browns haven't confirmed this news. One thing for certain, new Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski saw the team make moves early during the free agency period that hints at a change in an offensive philosophy that was wide-receiver focused in 2019. The Browns added tight end Austin Hooper and fullback Andy Janovich, suggesting less reliance on Beckham and Jarvis Landry in 2020.
Beckham (core muscle) ran on a treadmill Thursday and should be healthy in about a month, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Beckham apparently is making good progress in his recovery from Jan. 21 surgery to repair a core muscle injury. His rehab timeline is much shorter than that of fellow Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry, who is looking at an estimate of six-to-eight months after undergoing hip surgery Feb. 4. Beckham was bothered by his groin/abdomen throughout much of his first season in Cleveland, perhaps explaining a career-low mark of 64.7 receiving yards per game. It sounds like he'll be healthy for spring practices under a new coaching staff led by Kevin Stefanski and offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. The 27-year-old wideout was an on-and-off participant in the voluntary portion of the offseason program last year.
Beckham secured three of six targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' 33-23 loss to the Bengals on Sunday. For all the talk of Beckham wanting out of Cleveland and his apparent dissatisfaction with head coach Freddie Kitchens, he played hard in a game he had good reason to sit out. The Browns had nothing to play for Sunday and Beckham was dealing with both his chronic groin issue and food poisoning that even caused him to throw up on the sideline during the game, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. However, he still put together a strong final line relative to opportunity that included the necessary yardage to put him over 1,000 for the season. Beckham now heads into an offseason of uncertainty, but given his immense physical talent and the fact it's common knowledge he played hurt throughout the year, the six-year veteran will undoubtedly be the subject of great interest to either what's likely to be a new coaching regime in Cleveland or to other teams around the league.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||11/01||Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|15||12/20||@New York Giants||29||26.00|
|16||12/27||@New York Jets||25||23.50|
|3 Year Avg||99||59||796||4||37||13.49||109|