Odell Beckham Jr. reports for his first day with Browns
Odell Beckham Jr.’s tenure with the Cleveland Browns has officially gotten underway.
Beckham, who had been vacationing in Europe, has now arrived at Browns camp in Ohio and is scheduled to meet with the media on Monday afternoon following head coach Freddie Kitchens’ press conference.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 1, 2019
The Browns acquired the star wide receiver in a trade with the New York Giants earlier this month, sending a first-round draft pick, a third-rounder and safety Jabrill Peppers to the Giants in exchange for his services.
Beckham is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played 12 games, missing the final four games of the season due to a quad injury. During the time he was on the field, he hauled in 77 receptions for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns.
The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at LSU, was originally selected by New York in the first round (12th pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
He made the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons, immediately stamping his name among the best wide outs in the league.
However, over the last couple of years, Beckham has dealt with various injury issues and played in just 16 games combined between 2017 and 2018. The Giants handed Beckham a massive six-year contract extension last August, but were obviously unhappy with his overall attitude, resulting in the franchise trading him.
Cleveland went 7-8-1 this past season, marking the team’s best finish since winning 10 games all the way back in 2007.
The Browns have not made the playoffs since the 2002-03 campaign, representing the longest active postseason drought in the NFL.