Deal Finalized for Bess

OBR Senior Browns Reporter
Posted Apr 26, 2013

Browns add to receiving corps by trading for Dolphins' WR Devon Bess


BEREA—The Browns made a move in the second round.

There had been rumblings over the past couple of days, but it is being reported that the Browns have added wide receiver Davone Bess according to Ian Rappaport of NFL Network during the early portion of the second-round. The Browns gave up their second-round pick for drafting Josh Gordon in last year’s NFL Supplemental Draft.

The terms of the deal were not announced, but it is believed to be a middle round draft choice.

Bess (5-10, 193) has 321 career receptions, including 12 touchdowns. Last season, Bess had 61 receptions for778 yards (12.8 avg.) with one touchdown.

Bess, 27, had his best season in 2010 when he had 79 receptions for 820 yards (10.4 avg.) with five touchdowns. Bess is also a punt and kick returner. Bess is a slot receiver and is expected to compete with Greg Little, Gordon, David Nelson and Travis Benjamin for playing time.

The report said that the Browns will give him a three-year contract extension. His 2013 contract was for $2.6 million with the Dolphins.

Bess became available when the Dolphins signed unrestricted free agent wide receivers Mike Wallace, Brandon Gibson and re-signed Brian Hartline.

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