Browns’ Odell Beckham Jr. says knee ‘feeling great’

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said his surgically repaired left knee is “feeling great” on the eve of training camp.

“Everything’s feeling great. For being at the eight-and-a-half, nine-month mark (since his Oct. 25 injury), I’m doing very well in all the progressions,” he told reporters Sunday at his youth football camp in Gates Mills, Ohio.

Beckham, 28, who missed the last nine games and the playoffs last season with a torn ACL, stopped short of saying he would be ready by the Sept. 12 season opener at Kansas City.

“At this point we’re just running our race,” he said. “I feel like in the past I’ve been caught up in this question. I’m just not really here for it anymore. It’s whenever I’m ready to get on the field, that’s when it will be. Whenever the team, the docs, my team, everything gets cleared, we’ll be ready to go. So whenever that is, Week 1, Week 17, I don’t know. Whenever we’re ready we’ll be ready.”

The Browns, coming off an 11-5 season and their first playoff win since the 1994 season, have their first practice of training camp on Wednesday.

Beckham caught 23 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns in seven games in 2020. The three-time Pro Bowl selection has five 1,000-yard seasons since the New York Giants drafted him 12th overall in 2014.