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Browns Head Coach Freddie Kitchens Calls Out Odell Beckham Jr. for Skipping OTAs

Zach Brunner
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The relationship between the Cleveland Browns' new head coach and All-Pro wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. doesn't look to be starting off on the right foot. After team activities on Thursday, Kitchens was asked about his goals for OBJ this coming season, to which he replied, "I just want to see him."

Kitchens previous expressed his flexibility with voluntary OTAs, saying that there wasn't a problem with Odell not being there as they are not mandatory according to the league's CBA. However, after missing the majority of the Browns' nine-day camp, it seems like the new head coach is changing his tune.

The Browns' coach went as far to say that Beckham missed "the offense" while away from the team during OTAs. With the team's mandatory minicamp kicking off next week, it's likely that the two will make amends as Odell has never been one to slack off when he's between the lines.

With such high expectations for the Browns this coming season, we'll have to wait and see how Kitchens handles his most dangerous offensive weapon – on and off the field – for remainder of the offseason.


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