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Cleveland Browns Odell Beckham out for season with torn ACL in Browns crusher

Odell Beckham out for season with torn ACL in Browns crusher

Odell Beckham out for season with torn ACL in Browns crusher

Odell Beckham’s knee injury is as bad as the Cleveland Browns feared. The Browns confirmed that Beckham has a torn ACL and his 2020 NFL season is over. Beckham, 27, injured his left knee on the Browns’ second offensive play during Sunday’s win over the Bengals when he tried to make a tackle after a Baker Mayfield interception. Beckham went down clutching his knee and limped to the locker room.

In his first six games this season, Beckham had 23 catches for 319 yards and three touchdowns and also had a rushing touchdown. Last season, Beckham’s first in Cleveland, he had 74 catches for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns. Beckham is in the second year of a five-year, $90 million contract he initially signed with the Giants.

On Mayfield’s first attempt of the game, he tried to force a pass to Beckham down the sideline. The ball, however, was underthrown and picked off by Darius Phillips. Beckham turned around to chase Philips the other way but crashed into Phillips and Cleveland fullback Andy Janovich, who was trying to make the tackle.

Beckham was then escorted to the locker room by the Browns’ training staff. Center JC Tretter also went down on the same play but returned for the next series.

“I’d be lying to say that I was not beating myself up about it,” Mayfield said. “To go into halftime and see him, and I told him I love him, and he said, ‘Go be great.’ That was what he left me with to open up the second half. That was something I continued to remember throughout the second half.”

It was the second consecutive game in which Mayfield was intercepted on his first passing attempt. Minkah Fitzpatrick intercepted Mayfield for a pick-six in Pittsburgh’s 38-7 victory over the Browns last weekend. On Sunday, the Bengals converted Mayfield’s turnover into a touchdown on Joe Burrow’s 1-yard scoring run.

The Browns are 5-2 after Sunday’s win.

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