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SportBrowns WR Beckham absent from second day of practice

19:01  15 may  2019
19:01  15 may  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Beckham participated in the first day of OTAs on Tuesday; Johnson wasn't there, but a source said he plans to attend. He stuck around, as anticipated, to participate in the Browns ’ first Organized Team Activities practice on Tuesday. It marks Beckham ’s first participation in a Browns ’ voluntary workout

Browns WR Beckham absent from second day of practice© The Associated Press FILE - In this April 1, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham answers questions during an NFL football news conference in Berea, Ohio. The star wide receiver reported to the team’s headquarters Monday and is on the field Tuesday, May 14, 2019, for practice. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

BEREA, Ohio — One practice appears to be enough for Odell Beckham Jr.

The star wide receiver was not at Cleveland's voluntary workout Wednesday after showing up Tuesday following a monthlong absence. Beckham, who was acquired by the Browns in a March trade from the New York Giants, had been in contact with the club while he was away and the team is comfortable with him leaving again.

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Thirteen days later, the Giants traded Beckham to the Cleveland Browns for first- and third-round picks and safety Jabrill Peppers. Something dramatic and inexplicable needs to have happened in those 13 days to make this trade make sense because it otherwise reads as if the Giants were hacked.

Gordon remains absent from Browns training camp, but he’s been in contact with one of his fellow wide receivers. Third-year pro Rashard Higgins exchanged texts with Gordon on Friday, and said he’s in good spirits. Higgins said he and Gordon didn’t talk about football, but “family, just little things like

The three-time Pro Bowler posted a photo of Instagram of him catching a pass following Tuesday's workout. The Browns are only opening Wednesday's session to the media.

Also, wide receiver Jarvis Landry was on the field but did not participate in drills.

Running back Duke Johnson remains absent after asking to be traded following the team's signing of free agent Kareem Hunt, who is scheduled to speak with reporters for the first time since joining his hometown team. He was suspended eight games by the NFL for shoving and kicking a woman.

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Collins: Giants thought Beckham 'was a problem the whole time'.
Odell Beckham Jr. was traded to the Cleveland Browns nearly two months ago, but aftershocks can still be felt around the league. Washington Redskins safety Landon Collins recently opened up about his former teammate, claiming the New York Giants viewed Beckham's personality as an issue. "Was I shocked with Odell? No, honestly, not," Collins told Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com. "(The Giants) felt like he was a problem the whole time. Ever since Odell stepped into the league with them, they felt like he was a problem, I felt like from the outside.

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