BEREA, Ohio — As he hinted on social media earlier this week, Odell Beckham Jr.'s 2021 debut could be coming soon.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski revealed that Beckham will be full go in practice and hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's Week 3 matchup with the Chicago Bears. Stefanski was unsure of whether Wednesday will mark the first time that his star wide receiver has been full go for a practice, as he has previously been limited while continuing to recover from a torn ACL suffered during the 2020 season.
While Stefanski wouldn't go as far as to say that he expects Beckham to play vs. Chicago on Sunday, the three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver's status marks an improvement from last week. After initially being listed as questionable before ultimately not playing in Cleveland's 33-29 Week 1 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Beckham was ruled out the Browns' Week 2 win vs. the Houston Texans on the Wednesday before the game.
Replying to a tweet from his teammate and close friend, Jarvis Landry, who will miss at least Cleveland's next three games after being placed on injured reserve with a sprained MCL, Beckham hinted that his 2021 debut will likely come sooner rather than later.
"We [waiting] slimeball!" Beckham tweeted at Landry on Monday. "Keep that pain on ya… we [gonna] hold it down."
On Monday, Stefanski indicated that Beckham's availability would not be impacted by Landry's absence.
“The Odell situation is really not dependent on the availability of anybody else," Stefanski said. "We will again continue to bring him along and see when he is ready to go."
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