The third most dangerous piece of the Cleveland Browns’ offense (or their passing attack, anyway) has been ruled out for this weekend’s matchup with your Houston Texans.
Browns’ HC Kevin Stefanski said today that WR Odell Beckham Jr will not play Sunday vs. Houston.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 15, 2021
A lingering knee injury that incurred last season is slowing down the Pro Bowl pass catcher.
OBJ is still working his way back from last year's season ending knee injury.— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 15, 2021
Odell Beckham Jr. is OUT for Week 2 pic.twitter.com/8G4Koqt0KU— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) September 15, 2021
However, Beckham’s return isn’t far off, based on his current route running ability.
OBJ looks ready to roll #Browns pic.twitter.com/2Q8bbhoNKp— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) September 8, 2021
Thankfully, it just won’t be in Week Two against your Houston Texans.
That leaves wide receiver Jarvis Landry as the most dangerous receiving threat for Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield. It also means Brandin Cooks is automatically the most elite receiver in the game.
Does that mean Vernon Hargreaves III will get a shot at two games in a row with an interception?
Vernon Hargreaves with the pick! #WeAreTexans— NFL (@NFL) November 8, 2020
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Well, Baker Mayfield is hardly a rookie quarterback in his first start a la Trevor Lawrence last week, and the Cleveland Browns are hardly a team that’s lost 17 straight games a la the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Without Cleveland’s #1 receiving weapon in OBJ, Sunday’s game just got a little more winnable for the Texans.