Browns OC: Beckham 'a model guy' during virtual offseason
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Odell Beckham Jr. has impressed his Cleveland Browns coaches in 2020 as he works toward a bounce-back campaign.

Browns offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt, who coached the team's quarterbacks last season, expressed his excitement to work with Beckham despite being limited to virtual offseason activities.

"It's been great. I've known of Odell, obviously," Van Pelt told reporters Wednesday, according to Tom Withers of The Associated Press. "Ben McAdoo (coached) Odell in New York and everything that Ben talked to me about with him I've seen. He's a worker. He loves football. He's smart as hell. He's just been a model guy this offseason.

"I can't wait to get him in the building, get him on the field. He's been outstanding."

Beckham endured a disappointing first season in Cleveland following a trade from the Giants. He played through a core muscle injury in 2019 and finished with 74 receptions for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns - all career lows outside of his injury-shortened 2017 campaign.

The star receiver underwent surgery in January and was the subject of trade rumors yet again this offseason. The Browns have denied all reports on the matter, and Beckham appears to be focused on moving forward.

"He's all-in," Van Pelt said. "He's bought in. He's been there and it's awesome."

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