Kevin Stefanski on Odell Beckham Jr.: “When he’s ready to play, he’ll play”


CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Some were surprised when Odell Beckham Jr. landed on the Browns inactive list prior to Sunday’s 33-29 loss at Kansas City.

The Browns are being cautious.

“I wouldn’t call it a conservative approach,” Stefanski said. “we’re just trying to be appropriate with all of this. Ultimately, he’s coming off of a major surgery and we’re going to work through it day by day and when he’s ready to play, he’ll play.”

Beckham went through a warmup routine on the field before the call was made that the prolific receiver wasn’t ready for game action.

Beckham, who did not go through any type of contact drills during training camp, was listed as questionable going into the game.

“I would just say the natural progression of rehab is just getting ready to play football,” Stefanski said. “We’re not doing anything live in our practices, but we’ll just work through appropriately based on our medial staff, based on Odell and he’ll be ready when he’s ready.”

Beckham spent the offseason rehabbing after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL on November 10 after he suffered the injury October 25 at Cincinnati.