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Cleveland Browns’ Jarvis Landry says Odell Beckham Jr. looks ‘amazing’ after knee surgery

EASTLAKE, Ohio — Odell Beckham Jr.’s knee appears high-quality for football. His softball swing however requirements function.

The Browns large receiver, who suffered a year-ending knee personal injury last year, took component Saturday in teammate Jarvis Landry’s charity softball party, which drew 7,000 followers and involved Cleveland stars Myles Garrett and Baker Mayfield as perfectly as Kansas Metropolis Chiefs All-Professional restricted close Travis Kelce.

Beckham struggled in the property operate hitting contest, popping up numerous pitches and absolutely missing a handful of, but Landry reported that his speedy teammate looked thoroughly recovered when they labored out collectively this previous week in Austin, Texas.

“Gentleman, he looked amazing,” Landry explained to reporters. “I cannot wait around for you fellas to see him. I cannot wait around for him to get back again out there. He’s in excellent condition and he’s prepared to go. He’s only what, 6½ months [beyond surgical procedures], and he’s by now accomplishing some items that will blow your intellect away.”

The Browns are counting on Beckham as they glimpse to make off a playoff visual appeal and postseason earn last year. Beckham missed out on the entertaining immediately after suffering a torn proper anterior cruciate ligament in the opening minutes of Cleveland’s Oct. twenty five game in Cincinnati.

Beckham underwent surgical procedures a handful of weeks later on and was unable to add as the Browns ended their extended playoff drought, then conquer rival Pittsburgh in the wild-card game.

He has been periodically submitting movies on social media of his rehab progress, and Landry isn’t really shocked his great good friend seems to be forward of agenda.

“I do not be expecting practically nothing significantly less from Odell,” Landry said. “That’s his character and which is who he is. He’s a person who’s normally heading to train really hard and be organized.”

Through the workouts in Texas, which ended up hosted by Mayfield, Beckham showed Landry he’s where by he requirements to be.

“He ran a post route, sticking off the similar hurt leg and exploding out of it, then heading up, jumping off that similar leg and generating a capture, accomplishing his issue — what he does with a person hand,” Landry said. “You sit back again and you might be like, ‘Wait. He’s even far better than he was last 12 months.'”

Beckham is envisioned to be at necessary minicamp this week with the Browns.

Kelce, a proud Clevelander, showed really like to his hometown by donning an Indians jersey and cap. He was not taking any odds.

“I’m at property, but it is however enemy territory,” Kelce said. “It’s so odd. It’s a odd feeling.”

He has watched the Browns update their roster over the previous handful of months. And when he’s not prepared to contact them a rival, he’s found enough to contemplate them a risk.

“I would say they are surely a contender, devoid of a doubt,” he said. “It’s surely there. Baker and the gang have upped the ante, built this staff an unbelievable staff and a staff you have to get ready for and just take major. I imagine that moving ahead devoid of a doubt I can see a ton much more playoff game titles between us.

“I imagine the Browns and Chiefs are surely neck and neck for certain.”

The Affiliated Press contributed to this report.