Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will be a game-time decision for Cleveland's Week 1 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Kevin Stefanski on whether OBJ will play Sunday: “We’ll let you know 90 minutes before the game…” #Browns— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) September 10, 2021
Beckham tore his ACL last October and has slowly been working his way back. He has been limited in practice all week, and the Browns will wait to see how he feels during pregame warmups before making a final decision on his availability.
The 28-year-old hasn't taken any contact all summer and didn't participate in any preseason games.
Odell Beckham Jr. looked good at practice this week but didn’t take full reps, and hasn’t had any contact all summer - which is why Browns want to see how he feels pre-game today before making any decisions on his status vs. the Chiefs, per source. It will be about how OBJ feels.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2021
Beckham is entering his third season with the Browns after five seasons with the New York Giants. He had 74 catches for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns in 2019 and caught 23 passes for 319 yards and three scores in seven games last season.
If Beckham is unable to play, Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins and Donovan Peoples-Jones will see most of the playing time Sunday.