CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t going to want to overlook a single instant this season.
The star broad receiver thinks he and his Cleveland Browns teammates are poised to do some thing huge.
Appearing at his youth soccer camp, Beckham, who has made a speedy restoration from a time-ending knee damage in 2020, said he has high hopes for this year’s Browns.
“It’s just one thing that feels exclusive about this team,” he stated Sunday at Gilmour Academy. “I consider there’s anything distinctive heading on and some thing special with this town. Cleveland desires a championship. And I imagine which is the objective and mentality in that building.
“And that is what I want to be a element of.”
Beckham’s responses had been his first to media customers considering that he obtained damage early in a sport at Cincinnati on Oct. 25.
Whilst he was out, quarterback Baker Mayfield thrived and the Browns finished a lengthy playoff drought and gained their very first playoff sport — versus rival Pittsburgh — considering the fact that 1994. Cleveland missing to Kansas Metropolis in the division round.
Beckham said it was tricky not being able to lead.
“I watched them contend previous calendar year and it was like the one particular video game that hurt me the most was viewing Kansas Metropolis,” reported Beckham, who arrived to Cleveland in a 2019 trade with the New York Giants. ”Feeling like, gentleman, I know I could’ve manufactured just one participate in — just some thing to support the staff.”
The Browns will open training camp Wednesday with high expectations for 2021. Beckham moved effectively on the discipline all through a current minicamp, but would not say if he is 100 p.c or if he’ll be full go this week.
“At this place, we’re just managing our race,” he stated. “I really feel like in the earlier, I have been caught up in this question. I’m not really in this article for it anymore. When I’m ready to get out on the discipline, that’s when it will be.
“Each time the crew, the docs, my staff, gets cleared, we’ll be completely ready to go. Anytime that is, 7 days 1, Week 17, I really do not know. Anytime we’re completely ready, we’ll be prepared.”
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