Report: Odell Beckham Battling Sports Hernia, Telling NFL Teams 'Come Get Me'


Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has battled a "painful sports hernia injury" since training camp, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

While Beckham has not missed a game in 2019 despite the injury, the wide receiver has reportedly been talking to other teams throughout the season about his desire to leave Cleveland. According to Fox Sports's Jay Glazer, Beckham has been telling players and coaches "come get me out of here" before and during games.

Following his comments earlier this week about his future in Cleveland, Beckham took to Twitter to clarify his remarks. 

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As the three-time Pro Bowler will continue to play through his sports hernia this season, he has not made a decision whether to undergo surgery in the offseason, per ESPN's Josina Anderson

Beckham is averaging a career-low 67.1 yards per game in 2019. He enters Sunday's matchup against the Bengals with 57 catches for 805 yards this season. Beckham has caught just two touchdown passes this season, failing to find the end zone in seven straight weeks from Sept. 22 to Nov. 14.

The Browns acquired Beckham in March in a trade with the Giants. Beckham caught 44 touchdowns in 59 games with New York, averaging 14 yards per reception. 

Cleveland hosts the Bengals on Sunday as the Browns look to improve to 6–7 in 2019. Kickoff from FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland is slated for 1 p.m. ET.