‘It’s a Possibility’ – Cleveland Browns HC Kevin Stefanski Hints at OBJ Finally Returning to Action

Published 09/13/2021, 1:46 PM EDT
Oct 11, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) warms up before the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports


The Cleveland Browns are no longer the pushovers they once were. Growing from strength to strength, the NFL’s perennial laughing stock has now emerged as a dark horse for the Super Bowl title this season.

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Despite losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in their opening tie of the season, the Browns showed that they have what it takes to take on the heavyweights of the league.

Leading till halfway through the fourth quarter of the tie, the Browns though lacked the firepower needed on offense to get over the hump. And that they hope will soon be provided by their star wideout Odell Beckham Jr.

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Beckham made a sensation switch to the Browns back in 2019 from the New York Giants. But ever since the switch, the Pro Bowl wide receiver has looked a shadow of his former self.

A lot of that has been down to the fact that he has remained injured for a good part of his tenure in Cleveland. Last season, the wideout missed nine games through an injury which he is still recovering from.

But in some good news for Browns fans, the wait for Beckham’s return seems to finally be over.

Cleveland Browns expect Beckham to return for game against Texans

Odell Beckham Jr was once again missing from the lineup during the Browns’ 33-29 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday. Still recovering from the ACL injury he suffered last season, the wideout’s absence prompted many to ask when he would make a return.

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Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski later explained the reason behind the omission of Beckham from the lineup.

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“He worked out before the game and didn’t feel like he could go a significant amount, so we felt like it was the right thing to do to keep him inactive. We had four wide receivers up,” Stefanski said via Cleveland.com.

Dec 6, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski during the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

As for the odds of Beckham returning for the side’s Week 2 against the Houston Texans, Kevin Stefanski said that is definitely remains “a possibility.”

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Any official word about Beckham’s return though is unlikely to take place before the start of the game. But Browns fans will wait with baited breath for the return of their key offensive weapon.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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