The media confirmed up, and Odell Beckham vanished.
A day after taking his first cross from Baker Mayfield, the enigmatic star vast receiver skipped out on Wednesday’s organized group actions, the one session of the week open to reporters, as famous by Cleveland.com.
OTAs are voluntary, as have been the minicamps Beckham drew criticism for being absent from earlier this offseason. Some deemed it a nasty first impression, although issues don’t get necessary till June’s minicamp. (Beckham attended seven of the Giants 10 OTAs final 12 months.)
So for now, Cleveland Browns head coach Feddie Kitchens appears wonderful with giving Beckham area.
“I’ve by no means disputed the truth that it’s not necessary for him to be right here, however additionally it is necessary for him to be mentally able to be right here,’’ Kitchens stated. “I’m not giving him an out by any stretch of creativeness, and no person right here is aware of the conversations that Odell and I’ve. I’m simply saying it’s higher for him to be right here when he can current his greatest self – emotionally, bodily, every little thing.’’
It’s been a whirlwind spring for Beckham, who was shipped from the circus Giants to the upstart Browns in March, lower than a 12 months after signing a five-year, $95 million extension with Massive Blue.
Then got here GM Dave Gettleman’s perceived oblique shot at Beckham inside an NJ Advance Media report, which set off a tweetstorm from the 26-year-old. Beckham then confirmed as much as the Met Gala in a kilt, alongside former teammate Saquon Barkley, and New England Patriots’ Tom Brady and Julian Edelman.
The media, understandably, can have an inventory of questions prepared each time he takes the rostrum subsequent.
“You let a man like that do him,” Mayfield informed reporters of Beckham’s newest absence. “He’s gonna do what he’s gonna do and you must belief that’s he’s gonna do his job.”
The coach added: “Odell Beckham goes to be right here within the fall, and he’s going to be a great soccer participant within the fall similar to he has been. We simply want to include it right into a group setting,” Kitchen stated.
After which after that?
“I plan on being there for the subsequent 5 years,” Beckham informed GQ earlier this month, “And attempting to deliver as many championships there as potential.”