Odell Beckham Jr. is back in Cleveland, and that can only mean one thing.
One day before the team is set to open OTAs, the Browns wide receiver on Monday made a cameo appearance on Antonio Callaway’s live Instagram story in the locker room of the team’s facility.
According to ESPN, Beckham is expected to participate in Tuesday’s opening practice at 10:30 a.m. ET.
It remains unknown how many of the 10 OTA sessions Beckham will attend, though he was present for Pat Shurmur’s extra voluntary minicamp and about seven of the 10 voluntary OTAs when he was with the Giants last year.
While Beckham has yet to participate in the team’s offseason program this year, Browns coach Freddie Kitchens downplayed the significance of his absence.
“There’s no problem with Odell not being here,” Kitchens said last month. “I’d rather him be here. He’s not here. It’s voluntary. That’s what the word voluntary means. He can decide to come or he can’t.
“But under no circumstance am I going to say that I’m pissed off at Odell for not being here. He’ll be ready to play and ultimately that’s the only thing I want, for him to be ready to play when we start kicking off in September and he will be — I promise you.”
Beckham, 26, spent the first five seasons of his career with the Giants after they selected him 12th overall in the 2014 draft. He was then dealt to the Browns in March in return for Jabrill Peppers, a first-round pick and a third-round pick in this year’s draft.
The three-time Pro Bowl selection compiled 390 receptions for 5,476 yards and 44 touchdowns in 59 games with New York.