Odell Beckham downplays hip injury, lack of reps with Baker Mayfield

AP

Odell Beckham Jr. sat out Thursday’s final joint practice against the Colts with a hip injury, but the Browns star receiver downplayed the injury.

He also appears unconcerned about getting on the same page with Baker Mayfield despite the lack of reps with his new quarterback.

“We talk every day,” Beckham said, via Nate Ulrich of the Beacon Journal. “We talk football. We talk about just the little ins and outs of football. Even when I’m watching him make other throws, I’m still coming to ask him what is it that you’re seeing.

“So it’s not something I’m worried about. It’s two competitive, fiery people. Just the way that he is, I don’t want to let him down. So I’m going to do everything in my power to be exactly where I need to be when I need to be there, and as I’ve seen already, he’s going to deliver that ball.”

Beckham last participated in a team drill Aug. 6, and he is not expected to play in Saturday’s preseason game either.

Beckham strained a hip in 2012 while at LSU and in 2016 with the Giants. He did not miss a game for his injury either time.

Beckham said he would play this week, too, if it was the regular season.

10 responses to “Odell Beckham downplays hip injury, lack of reps with Baker Mayfield

  1. I’m not concerned with what OBJ says.

    It’s not an issue until Mayfield says it is.

  2. Until Mayfield overthrows him and gives an opposing safety an easy pick. Watch out kicking net.

  3. So they are the only QB and WR in the NFL or any other football league that doesn’t have to practice together to develop a connection?

  4. Few teams have had more hype than this Browns team. Let’s see what happens when all of the new players mix and Mayfield has a bad game or mouths off too much at OBJ…

  5. Just like AB, OBJ will decide when he wants to play and in what games! Staff is allowing him to dictate his schedule on his terms, another me first, screw the team NFL player! Clueless as to the word, professional !

  6. The hate for Odell is unreal – he said nothing crappy or negative and yet you all call him selfish. He explicitly states he would play if it wasn’t pre-season and that he is being forced not to practice by the training staff.

  7. Things will be OK until Cleveland starts to tank. Then it will all be Mayfield’s fault and not his.

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