Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. getting closer to return, says 'we'll see' if he plays Sunday

Louis Riddick points to the fact that Odell Beckham Jr. will not be the focus of the Browns' run-heavy offense upon his return. (1:07).
BEREA, Ohio -- Odell Jr. is closer to finishing his comeback and playing again.

However, the Cleveland Browns star wide receiver isn't ready to make it official yet.

Beckham replied Thursday that "we'll see" when asked whether he would be making his season debut against the Chicago Bears. "Taking it one day at a.m."

OBJ is attempting to recover from his season-ending left knee injury last year, which forced him out of the first two Cleveland games this season. On Oct. 25, he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and was only able to participate in training camp and practice the first two weeks.

Coach Kevin Stefanski stated Wednesday that Beckham was "full-go" during practice for the first.

Beckham stated that "Everything is going smoothly." "Working my way up is part of the progression. It feels good. Take it day by day."

After recently losing their other Pro Bowl receiver, the Browns hope to get one back this weekend.

Jarvis Landry, Cleveland's wideout, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with an MCL injury to his left knee. He will be out at least three games. Landry sustained the injury after he caught a pass during Cleveland's first snap against the Houston Texans.

These will be Landry's first game missing due to injury in his seven-year history. However, he did miss a game last season after being deemed close to someone who had tested positive for COVID-19. Beckham has been suffering from injuries since arriving in Cleveland in 2019 after a trade with the New York Giants.

Two years ago, Beckham suffered a sports injury in the first week of training camp. This limited his ability to practice for the remainder of the season. Beckham was able to play through the injury but had to have surgery soon afterward.

Beckham was able to return in time for the start of the 2020 season. However, he sustained a knee injury in Week 7. Beckham was unable to catch a pass for 319 yards and had only 23 receptions at that point. However, he did score three touchdowns during a Week 4 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

The Browns reached the postseason, for the first time since 2002, despite losing Beckham. Kansas City eliminated Cleveland in round two of the playoffs. Beckham said he was "definitely itching” to face the Chiefs in the opener. He also admitted that he had been a late scratch in a game time decision after warming up.

Beckham stated that he is in a good mental and emotional place on Thursday. Beckham is ready to prove that he is still a top wideout in the league, when he returns.

He said, "I'm going be excited." "I have worked very hard to not only get my life back but also to improve and become better than I ever was.

"I look forward to it. It's been a while. It was a long time in that cave. It's going to be special." It will be unique."