Browns’ Odell Beckham Jr. ruled out for Week 2 home opener against the Texans

The return of Odell Beckham Jr. after a knee injury will be delayed for at least another week. Browns coach Kevin Stefansky announced Wednesday that Beckham will not be in shape when Cleveland takes Houston texans on Sunday. Beckham was listed as questionable ahead of the Browns’ Week 1 autopsy featuring Bosses before being inactive.

Beckham has missed the Browns’ last 13 games (including the postseason) following a knee injury against the team. Bengals last season. Beckham underwent anterior cruciate ligament surgery on November 10, 2020, ending his second season with the Browns. The three-time pro bowler has caught 97 assists for 1,354 yards and seven touchdowns in 23 games since joining the Browns in a blockbuster with the team. Giants


When Beckham left the squad, the Browns’ admissions corps was leading a dead end on Sunday. David Njokuwho caught three passes for 76 yards. Jarvis Landry contributed 71 yards on five receptions, while receiver Anthony Schwartz caught three passes at 69 yards. Baker Mayfield made 21 of 28 passes for 321 yards, but failed to make a touchdown pass for the second time in his last seven regular season starts. Cleveland took the lead 22-10 on Sunday and lost 23-7 in the second half of Sunday’s defeat in Kansas City. The Browns’ second loss in nine months from the Chiefs was resolved when Mayfield’s desperate surge was destined for Harrison Bryant was captured by a defender Mike Hughes with the remaining 1:16.

“You have to complete the critical points” Mayfield said after Sunday’s game through Jason Lloyd of Athletic. “Nothing else matters until these moments, and it all comes down to these three, four rallies … I’ll be hard on myself,” Mayfield said. “But come back and attack this week and we have a home game and it will be good.”

Mayfield will face Houston defenders who survived 51 side pass attempts Trevor Lawrence at the 37-21 season opening Houston over Jaguars… While they allowed 321 yards and three touchdown passes, the secondary Texans also walked away with three interceptions, allowing Lawrence to complete less than 55% of his pass attempts.

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