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#pounditMonday, June 21, 2021

Browns have not considered shutting down Odell Beckham

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham is playing through a sports hernia, and it sounds like he will continue to do so despite the team’s playoff hopes fading.

Coach Freddie Kitchens said Monday that the team has given no thought to shutting Beckham down for the season despite being hampered by the injury.

The extent of the injury was first publicly disclosed on Sunday, and that prompted a bit of Baker Mayfield-induced drama that led to a public apology. That’s kind of the theme of Beckham’s season — more drama than production. He has 844 receiving yards in 13 games, but just two touchdowns. He hasn’t had a huge impact on games the way he’s been capable of in the past, though part of that is probably down to the injury.

The Browns are 6-7 with three games to go. They essentially need to win out to make the playoffs, and they need several other results to go their way as well. Beckham will be a part of that stretch run, it seems, whether that’s helpful or not.


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