Odell Beckham’s season debut stays a thriller, although his emotions on the state of affairs may very well be clearing up.
After sitting out in Cleveland’s 33-29 loss to the Chiefs in Week 1 — as he continues to rehab from a torn ACL suffered in 2020 — Beckham Jr. is not going to play in Sunday’s residence sport towards the Texans, head coach Kevin Stefanski said Wednesday.
Across the time of Stefanski’s announcement, Beckham Jr. shared a video of himself driving, whereas listening to “7am on Bridle Path” — a track on Drake’s “Licensed Lover Boy” album.
He filmed a particular portion of the track, wherein Drake raps about secrecy.
“I want everybody may inform me precisely what they want from me / The primary second they communicate to me / I’m not with all of the secrecy / Secretly beefin’ me behind closed doorways However playin’ it peacefully for the streets to see My n—a, have some decency.”
On Tuesday, followers speculated about his impending return to motion when he shared a cryptic photograph to his Instagram Story. The picture confirmed a bunch of 4 canine racing, whereas a cheetah, circled in crimson, sat behind and watched.
Stefanski’s replace got here after he mentioned Monday that it was “a chance” Beckham Jr. may play in Week 2.
Stefanski additionally mentioned Monday that Beckham Jr. labored out earlier than Cleveland’s season-opener final week, however the three-time Professional Bowler determined to sit down out as a result of he “didn’t really feel like he may go a big quantity.”
The Browns had 4 different vast receivers to lean on in Week 1, together with Anthony Schwartz. He was productive and caught three passes for 69 yards towards the Chiefs.
Beckham Jr. spent the summer season working his manner again from final season’s torn ACL, which stored him out of Cleveland’s last 9 video games. Beckham has documented a lot of his rehab on social media, although particular updates on a timeline haven’t been forthcoming.
Regardless of being a restricted participant in coaching camp, Beckham Jr. had lately started amping up his exercise forward of the common season — participating in each workforce and 7-on-7 scrimmaging drills.
Cleveland has depth at vast receiver in Beckham Jr.’s absence, with Jarvis Landry main quarterback Baker Mayfield’s targets, together with Rashard Higgins and Donovan Peoples-Jones.