Coach Kevin Stefanski says Beckham (abdomen) is fully recovered from offseason surgery, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports.
Beckham played through a sports hernia injury all of last season, suiting up for every game but producing a career-low 64.7 yards per contest. It sounds like he'll be ready to practice whenever the Browns are able to start training camp, while fellow wide receiver Jarvis Landry is facing a longer timeline in his rehab from February hip surgery. Beckham is a good bet to rebound in 2020, though his history of lower-body injuries suggests it may be a challenge to play all 16 games again.
Browns wide receivers coach Chad O'Shea relayed Wednesday that Beckham (abdomen) has made "a lot of progress" in his recovery from January surgeries but is unsure where the wide receiver will be at the start of training camp, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Despite playing all 16 games last season, Beckham was hamstrung by a sports hernia from the third week of training camp onward, eventually finishing with 74 catches (on 133 targets) for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns. While those numbers are fair enough at first glance, he averaged a career-worst 64.7 yards per game. By the end of the year, Beckham had a torn abductor and torn rectus abdominis, which were addressed via procedures. In 2020, he'll be working under a new coaching staff for the third time in as many seasons, with Kevin Stefanski leading the way.
Beckham (abdomen) posted a workout video Monday, noting that his recovery from January surgery is going well, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Beckham provided some details on his medical history, referring to his quad and abdomen issues from the past two seasons as "compensation injuries" stemming from the severe ankle injury he suffered in Oct. 2018. He first noticed discomfort in his groin/abdomen area last June, eventually suffering a sports hernia during the third week of training camp. Beckham managed to play all 16 games, but his practice time was scaled back and his average of 64.7 yards per game was easily a career low. By the end of the season, he was dealing with a torn abductor and torn rectus abdominis, which led to what Beckham describes as "probably one of the worst surgeries I've ever had." Regardless, Beckham expects to come back stronger and faster, hoping to hit the "reset button" and get his body properly aligned. The 27-year-old wideout will be working with a new coaching staff led by Kevin Stefanski and offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt.
New Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski said Beckham (abdomen) is on schedule in his recovery from surgery, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Stefanski said both Beckham and Jarvis Landry (hip) "are exactly where they need to be" at this stage of their recoveries. Beckham is coming off a disappointing 2019 season, his first in a Cleveland uniform.
The Browns could be looking to trade Beckham (core muscle), Troy L. Smith of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports, citing a claim by ESPN Radio host Bart Scott.
Scott, a former Jets and Ravens linebacker, made the claim this week. "Just know you heard it here first," Scott said. "I'm telling you right now, Odell Beckham is on the trading block and it's real right now." Scott didn't point to any specific information, but projected confidence in his statement. The Browns haven't confirmed this news. One thing for certain, new Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski saw the team make moves early during the free agency period that hints at a change in an offensive philosophy that was wide-receiver focused in 2019. The Browns added tight end Austin Hooper and fullback Andy Janovich, suggesting less reliance on Beckham and Jarvis Landry in 2020.
Beckham (core muscle) ran on a treadmill Thursday and should be healthy in about a month, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Beckham apparently is making good progress in his recovery from Jan. 21 surgery to repair a core muscle injury. His rehab timeline is much shorter than that of fellow Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry, who is looking at an estimate of six-to-eight months after undergoing hip surgery Feb. 4. Beckham was bothered by his groin/abdomen throughout much of his first season in Cleveland, perhaps explaining a career-low mark of 64.7 receiving yards per game. It sounds like he'll be healthy for spring practices under a new coaching staff led by Kevin Stefanski and offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. The 27-year-old wideout was an on-and-off participant in the voluntary portion of the offseason program last year.
Beckham underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Plagued by a chronic groin/abdomen injury throughout the 2019 campaign, Beckham nonetheless played 87 percent or more of offensive snaps in each of his 16 games, catching 74 passes for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns on 133 targets. He's expected to make a full recovery from surgery before the 2020 campaign, but he could be absent or limited during the offseason program. With Kevin Stefanski replacing Freddie Kitchens as Cleveland's head coach, Beckham stands a good chance to rebound from his career-low marks for yards per game (64.7) and targets per game (8.3). Prior to 2019, he'd produced no less than 85.4 yards per game in any of the four seasons in which he made more than four appearances.
Beckham secured three of six targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' 33-23 loss to the Bengals on Sunday.
For all the talk of Beckham wanting out of Cleveland and his apparent dissatisfaction with head coach Freddie Kitchens, he played hard in a game he had good reason to sit out. The Browns had nothing to play for Sunday and Beckham was dealing with both his chronic groin issue and food poisoning that even caused him to throw up on the sideline during the game, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. However, he still put together a strong final line relative to opportunity that included the necessary yardage to put him over 1,000 for the season. Beckham now heads into an offseason of uncertainty, but given his immense physical talent and the fact it's common knowledge he played hurt throughout the year, the six-year veteran will undoubtedly be the subject of great interest to either what's likely to be a new coaching regime in Cleveland or to other teams around the league.
Beckham (groin/illness) is active Week 17 against the Bengals.
Beckham began the week with back-to-back limited practices before sitting out Friday's session, but it was reported earlier Sunday morning that he would be in line to play. His absence from the official Week 17 inactive list confirms that, setting Beckham up to play through both an illness and a groin injury in the regular-season finale. Beckham caught just his third touchdown pass of the season last week against Baltimore, and he now goes up against a Cincinnati defense responsible for the 11th-lowest fantasy points per game average to opposing receivers in PPR formats in 2019.
Beckham (groin/illness), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Beckham's groin injury, which is believed to be a sports hernia, has been plaguing him for much of the season, but the issue hasn't impacted his availability for gameday. Instead, overcoming the illness seems to be Beckham's main concern as the 1 p.m. ET kickoff approaches, as the wideout was forced to miss Friday's practice due to food poisoning. Rapoport relays that Beckham's condition has improved over the past couple of days, leaving the Browns optimistic he'll be ready to go for the season finale. Beckham's status will be formally clarified when the Browns release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
Beckham (groin/illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The groin issue has troubled Beckham throughout the season, but he likely would have been in line to practice on at least a limited basis Friday had he not fallen ill. He'll now look to recover in time to suit up Sunday, with the Browns and Bengals kicking off at 1 p.m. ET. Though the 6-9 Browns are out of playoff contention, Beckham, who is 46 yards shy of 1,000 receiving yards this season, may look to do everything he can to give himself an opportunity to reach the milestone.
Beckham (groin) didn't practice Friday due to an illness, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Beckham was already battling a groin injury, but the illness is what appears to be keeping him off the field for the Browns' final practice of the season. It sounds like he could still get some work in behind the scenes Friday, but it's uncertain at this stage if the ailment will affect his chances of taking the field Week 17 against the Bengals.
Beckham (groin) was limited at practice Thursday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
As was Jarvis Landry (hip), but come Friday look for the duo to practice again and approach Sunday's season finale against the Bengals without an injury designation.
Beckham (groin) was listed as limited on Wednesday's estimated practice report, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
The Browns listed Jarvis Landry (hip) the same way, but that's been a routine occurrence of late. Neither receiver looks to be in any danger of missing Sunday's season finale against the Bengals.
Beckham caught four of six targets for 44 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-15 loss to the Ravens.
Beckham averaged just 11 yards per catch against a stout Ravens secondary, but he salvaged his day from a fantasy perspective with a well-executed three-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter. He also was seen talking to head coach Freddie Kitchens rather demonstratively on the sidelines, but he later relayed that the conversation was about the officiating. The touchdown was just Beckham's third of the season, but he's nearing a 1,000-yard campaign despite a lack of eye-catching performances. He will look to finish the season strong against the Bengals on Sunday.
Beckham is scheduled to meet with a core-muscle specialist Jan. 13 to gather more information about the "hernia-like" injury he's been battling for much of the season, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
The Browns nor Beckham have officially confirmed that he's dealing with a sports hernia, but he's been listed on the team's injury reports throughout the season with either hip or groin issues. While Beckham hasn't missed a game on account of the injury and is set to play again Sunday against the Ravens, offseason surgery could be in the cards for the wideout as he looks to move past the issue for good. The meeting with the specialist should allow Beckham to decide whether a procedure is necessary or if the core injury is something that can be addressed through rest and rehab during the offseason.
Beckham (groin) doesn't carry a designation into Sunday's contest versus the Ravens, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Beckham's practice reps have been limited the past two months due to a sports hernia injury, but he hasn't missed much game action this season, getting at least an 88 percent share of the offensive snaps in every game. He's on the doorstep of the fifth 1,000-yard effort of his career, needing just 90 yards in the final two contests of the campaign. Beckham may have a difficult time accomplishing the feat Sunday, though, against a Baltimore defense that has surrendered the fourth fewest yards per target (7.4) to wide receivers in 2019.
Beckham (groin) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The Browns have been judicious with Beckham's practice usage in recent weeks while he reportedly contends with a sports hernia, but the wideout told Cabot he has no intentions of sitting out either of Cleveland's final two contests. Beckham will likely have his reps capped in the Browns' final practice session Friday, but if the pattern from previous weeks holds, he'll head into Sunday's game against the Ravens without a designation.
Beckham (groin) was limited at practice Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
As has been a recurring theme for most of the second half of the season, Beckham and Jarvis Landry (hip) were both limited to begin the week, but the two wideouts should be available Sunday against the Ravens. Per Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Beckham -- who may need surgery for a sports hernia in the offseason -- isn't inclined to shut himself down with two games to go. Additionally, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com relayed Wednesday that the wideout plans to be with the Browns in 2020, telling the media, "I'm not going anywhere."
Beckham may need surgery for a sports hernia after the season, but he hopes to play Week 16 against the Ravens and Week 17 against the Bengals, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "It's a decision we'll find out when the time comes, but as long as 80 (Jarvis Landry) is on the field, as long as these boys are out here, I'm going to go out there and give my all,'' Beckham said. "I love football way too much to think about sitting out and doing all of these things."
With the Browns eliminated from playoff contention after Sunday's 38-24 loss to Arizona, there might be some consideration given to shutting Beckham down for the year. His quote does leave the door open for that scenario, but it sounds like he prefers to play the final two games. Beckham caught eight passes for 66 yards on a season-high 13 targets in the Week 15 loss, with a dropped deep ball potentially costing him what could've been his first 100-yard game since Oct. 13.
|Career Receiving Stats|
|Career Rushing Stats|
|Career Kick Return Stats|
|Career Punt Return Stats|