BEREA, Ohio — 11:05 a.m./ET-Odell Beckham Jr., Duke Johnson did not participate in practice
The Cleveland Browns continued the offseason program with the second organized team activities practice at team headquarters in Berea Wednesday morning, and they did so with some notable absences.
Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was not on the field when practice began Wednesday, and neither was running back Duke Johnson Jr. Fellow wide receiver Jarvis Landry missed the first portion of practice, but was later seen out on the fields when the team drills started.
9:45 a.m./ET-Browns get first glimpse of team in OTAs
After months of work to bolster the roster, the Cleveland Browns will get to see what the new-look team looks like.
The Browns will continue their offseason program at franchise headquarters in Berea later this morning with the second of the 10 organized team activities practice scheduled over the next three weeks.
The start of OTAs will be an opportunity for quarterback Baker Mayfield to show his development after a record-setting rookie season in 2018.
Mayfield broke the NFL rookie record with his 27th touchdown throw of the season with 3:24 remaining in the fourth quarter of a 26-24 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC North Division clash at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on December 30.
After taking over the first-team offense in the second quarter of a Week 3 win over the New York Jets, Mayfield completed 310 of his 486 attempts (63.8 percent) for 3,725 yards and 27 touchdowns against 14 interceptions.
Under the direction of new Browns coach Freddie Kitchens, the interim offensive coordinator for the second half of the 2018 season, Mayfield completed 180 of his 263 attempts (68.4 percent) for 2,254 yards and 19 touchdowns against eight interceptions.
In addition to Mayfield’s development, OTAs will be a chance for the football world to see how wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has transitioned to Cleveland after spending five years with the New York Giants.
Over 59 regular-season games, including 56 starts, in those five years with the Giants, Beckham Jr. turned 622 targets into 390 receptions for 5,476 yards and 44 touchdowns. Beckham Jr. averaged 92.8 yards per game, including a league-best 108.8 during the 2014 season.
Last season, Beckham Jr. turned in a 77-catch, 1,052-yard, six-touchdown effort for the Giants.