Odell Beckham Jr. has been away from the Cleveland Browns for most of the offseason, and he is not on the field for the second day of OTA’s.
Beckham first arrived at the Browns facility on April 1 on the first day to report for offseason workouts. But that was the only day he was at the facility and was not present for the team’s voluntary workouts or voluntary mini-camp.
He then made his reappearance at the Browns facility on Monday and Tuesday to report for the team’s voluntary OTA practices. After being on the field for the first day of practices Tuesday, Beckham was a non-participant for the second day of practices on Wednesday and was not on the field.
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Although concerns have been raised about Beckham not being with the team for most of the offseason, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reported Wednesday that the Browns and Beckham are on the same page about his practice schedule.
Even though it was surprising to not see him on the field for the second day of practices, it is apparent the Browns know what to expect when it comes to Beckham’s presence on the field. Cabot said the Browns know what Beckham’s entire plan is for the offseason.
There is some belief that Beckham missed Wednesday’s practice because it is the only practice available to the media. If Beckham did not want to answer questions about his offseason and why he was not with the team, then missing Wednesday’s practice helped avoid answering those questions.
During Tuesday’s practice, Beckham was on the field working with quarterback Baker Mayfield. Cabot reported that Beckham was a full participant during Tuesday’s practice and that he has his own workout regimen in Los Angeles.
"On Tuesday, Beckham participated fully and caught numerous passes from Baker Mayfield. Beckham has been working out hard on his own in Los Angeles, where he mostly lives in the offseason. – Cabot, Cleveland.com"
Despite all of the talk being raised in the media about why Beckham is not at Browns camp and if he should be there, head coach Freddie Kitchens and the rest of the organization do not seem concerned. If they understand everything that Beckham is doing to prepare for the 2019 season, then him not being at the team’s facility should not be a problem.