Jarvis Landry doesn’t believe that good friend and fellow Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. wants to leave Cleveland.
While Beckham has elected against discussing reports saying he has told opposing players and coaches to “come get me,” Landry was all too quick to share his thoughts on Thursday.
“I think he wants to be here. I know he wants to be here,” the 27-year-old Landry said of his former LSU teammate. “It’s not even about trying to go somewhere else. I think for him he’s been the leader. He’s a guy that comes to work everyday. He’s a guy that’s playing through injuries and all the things that you want out of a player. And inside of this organization, he has a voice.
“He has responsibility to himself, to all of us to go out there and compete each and every Sunday. And he does that. So I don’t think — he doesn’t want to leave, and he’s not trying to leave.”
Landry: OBJ ‘putting his heart and soul’ into season
Landry also noted that the speculation is bothering Beckham.
“I’m sure he sees it, and it does take a toll in a sense to know that he’s putting his heart and soul into this season for this team, and everybody else is trying to make a story off of things that is not really going on.”
Beckham has recorded 59 receptions for 844 yards and two touchdowns in his first season with the Browns (6-7), who visit the Arizona Cardinals (3-9-1) on Sunday (4:05 p.m. ET).
He has battled a groin/hip issue all season, with reports that he’ll consider having sports hernia surgery this offseason.
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