The Cleveland Browns got some much-needed good news with their receiving corps when it was announced that Odell Beckham Jr. will officially play in Week 3
Patience will pay off.
The Cleveland Browns have made sure not to rush Odell Beckham, Jr. back from a torn ACL — and the veteran receiver has even said it himself that he wants to be back at 100 percent before trying to get back on the field.
That meant he missed the first two games against the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans. However, he’s now set to play in Week 3 as the Browns host the Chicago Bears.
Of course, with any serious injury, there’s always the caveat that he will play as long as there are no setbacks before the game. But with him no longer showing up on the injury report, and being a full participant in practice, it’s highly unlikely anything will derail this 2021 debut for OBJ.
For Cleveland, the timing of Beckham’s return couldn’t have been any better. During their win over Houston in Week 2, the Browns lost their other starting receiver to an MCL sprain. Jarvis Landry limped off the field after making a first-down reception and was placed on the IR afterward, meaning he will miss at least three games.
Landry has been an iron man in his career, missing just one game due to being placed on the COVID list in 2020. This will be the first time he has ever had to sit out due to an injury.
Having OBJ back in the mix means there will be a veteran leader on the field for the Browns and even if he doesn’t come out and rack up 100 yards, he will still draw the attention — and respect — of the opposing defensive backs which will free things up for other pass-catchers as well.
It’s been nearly a full year, but OBJ is finally back and ready to prove he’s still the player he was early in his career.