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Browns star Odell Beckham Jr. not worried about injury costing him time with Baker Mayfield

Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is confident his talent and work behind the scenes can overcome the chances he's missing to develop chemistry with quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Dealing with a hip injury, Beckham sat out one-on-one, seven-on-seven and 11-on-11 drills Thursday in the second and final joint practice the Browns held with the Indianapolis Colts at Grand Park Sports Campus.

He hasn't participated in a team drill during a padded training camp practice since Aug. 6, and he's expected to rest Saturday when the Browns and Colts face each other in preseason game No. 2 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Beckham isn't panicking about running out of opportunities to get on the same page with his new quarterback before the regular-season opener Sept. 8 against the Tennessee Titans.

"We talk every day," Beckham said Thursday after the 16th practice of training camp. "We talk football. We talk about just the little ins and outs of football. Even when I'm watching him make other throws, I'm still coming to ask him what is it that you're seeing.

"So it's not something I'm worried about. It's two competitive, fiery people, just the way that he is, I don't want to let him down. So I'm going to do everything in my power to be exactly where I need to be when I need to be there, and as I've seen already, he's going to deliver that ball."

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