The Cleveland Browns received the brutal news today that defensive end Chris Odom has been sidelined for the season.
Odom suffered a season-ending ACL injury in yesterday’s preseason game against the Chicago Bears. The injury came just weeks after signing with the Browns following a brilliant season in the USFL.
As the Houston Gamblers’ star pass rusher, Odom had 12.5 sacks and six forced fumbles in just 10 games. He tied that great season to his first NFL contract since 2019.
USFL fans were particularly disappointed by the news. Many feel that he was an incredible representative of his NFL league.
Chris Odom was drafted out of Arkansas in the 2017 NFL Draft and signed by the Green Bay Packers as a rookie. In seven games that season, Odom appeared in seven games and recorded six tackles.
The Packers released Odom before the 2018 season and he signed with the Salt Lake Stallions of the short-lived Alliance of American Football. After recording 2.5 sacks, eight QB hits and two knockdowns in eight games, Odom got another NFL chance in Washington in 2019.
Odom played four games for Washington, recording 1 sack, 10 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 2 QB hits and a forced fumble in the 4 games.
Can Chris Odom hit another shot in the NFL after recovering from injury?