Berea, Ohio – Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Wednesday that he has already ruled out a wide receiver from the Browns. Odell Beckham Jr.. From playing this weekend against the Houston Texans.
Stefanski said Beckham will continue to train on a limited basis and has had no setbacks as he continues to work his way back from a left knee injury.
“But I felt it made sense to have clarity on the week from a game planning point of view,” Stefanski added, while making the call early on.
Beckham’s status in Sunday’s season opener in Kansas City comes down to a game-time decision. Beckham was jogging and showering two hours before the game during a knee test. But in the end, he was judged to be inactive.
“He was pushing to get there, he just didn’t feel like he could play so many shots,” Stefanski said. “I’ve been feeling like this for this week, and the wise thing to do is let others [receivers] Get all these reps, and let’s plan accordingly. “
Stefanski said he didn’t want to fall into a pattern where putting Beckham into play became a weekly game-time decision, as it was on Sunday.
“With Odile, we’re just going to make sure we keep being smart about it, and listen to him, he knows his body better than anyone,” Stefanski said. “Then we will make the appropriate decision for him and the team.”
Beckham underwent knee surgery after rupturing his ACL in week seven of last season.
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