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It was a surprise to some considering it was voluntary for the players to show up in Berea for Phase One of the team’s off-season program. Despite that, Beckham felt the need to show up to the team’s facility and introduce himself to the Cleveland media.
This might be the last time the Browns see Beckham for a little while because he is not expected to be at the entire off-season program.
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In today’s featured article, Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens said he will not hold a grudge against Beckham for missing the off-season program because it is voluntary for the players.
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"This is strictly voluntary. If we wanted to critique people for not coming and coming, then we should make it mandatory as a league. It’s not mandatory. Would I hold a grudge if he’s not going to come? No, I wouldn’t.’’"
Although there are some organizations who believe it is important for their players to show up to the entire off-season program, it seems Kitchens is not one of those coaches. Because Beckham will supposedly attend some of the program, it should not be a problem for the Browns.
Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey has been extremely active in reworking the roster from top to bottom. Chris Markoch wonders if Browns fans have a reason to criticize Dorsey for some of his roster decisions.
"Increased talent on the roster is driving those expectations, but head coach Freddie Kitchens’ messages to the team have been that being on paper isn’t particularly meaningful and that outside expectations shouldn’t factor into their approach to the tasks at hand."
The Cleveland Browns having expectations to reach the playoffs is something that most of the players on the Browns roster have never had to deal with. It is something they will have to get used to because there will be a lot of attention being paid to the Browns’ season in 2019.
Beckham has yet to put on a Cleveland Browns uniform, but there are players who are already gearing up to match-up against the wide receiver. Former Browns cornerback and current Steeler Joe Haden said he “can’t wait” to cover Beckham when the Browns and Steelers face off in 2019.