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Beckham 'excused' from Browns practice with his future in doubt

By Sports Desk November 03, 2021

Odell Beckham Jr remained with the Cleveland Browns beyond the trade deadline, but his future became no clearer on Wednesday when he was "excused" from practice. 

Despite Beckham not being realistically seen as a mover before the deadline on Tuesday, he was the source of plenty of conversation due to his disappointing returns this season. 

The Browns wide receiver has 17 catches for 232 yards and zero touchdowns since returning from a torn ACL in Week 3. 

Odell Beckham Sr posted a lengthy video on Instagram on Tuesday showing Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield repeatedly failing to find his son. 

NBA great LeBron James, an Ohio native, tweeted "#FreeOBJ", saying Beckham would "show again why he's special". 

But when Beckham gets the opportunity to do so is in significant doubt, with the player not attending practice with his team-mates on Wednesday. 

Asked if the former New York Giants wideout was still a member of the team, coach Kevin Stefanski replied cryptically: "I would just tell you today he is excused, and we will see where this goes." 

Mayfield's media availability was postponed on Wednesday, and he has yet to comment. 

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