OBJ reports to Browns, will practice after skipping workouts
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 04, 2019 09:08 AM
FILE - In this April 1, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. answers questions during an NFL football news conference in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
By Tom Withers, Associated Press
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. reported for Cleveland's mandatory minicamp and will practice Tuesday after missing most of the team's voluntary workouts.
The star wide receiver has been training in California, and missed nine of 10 practices. But he'll take part in the Browns' three-day minicamp, where he'll try to catch up and develop rapport with his new teammates.
Last week, first-year Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said Beckham missed "a lot" during his extended absence. Kitchens' comment was a change in tone after he defended Beckham's decision to be away.
The Browns acquired Beckham in a March trade with the Giants.
Also, running back Duke Johnson is expected to be on the field after demanding a trade and sitting out OTAs. He's upset with a reduced role after the team signed free agent Kareem Hunt.
While Beckham and Johnson are back, receiver Jarvis Landry will likely be held out with an unspecified injury.