Browns and WR Davone Bess agree to 3-year extension worth $11.5M, $5.75M guaranteed

Hours after news broke that the Browns had agreed to a trade for Dolphins’ WR Davone Bess, the Browns and Bess have a greed to a contract extension. Bess’s new deal is reportedly worth $11.5 million over 3 years with $3.75 million guaranteed.


Bess brings the Browns a veteran presence to add to a group of young receivers seeking leadership.. After breaking every receiving record imaginable in three years in Hawaii, Bess put in five productive seasons as undrafted free agent in Miami.

“Davone is a proven receiver who has been extremely productive throughout his career,” said Browns Head Coach Rob Chudzinski.  “He possesses outstanding hands and separation skills, while also showing the ability to pick up yards in key situations.  Because of his talent and experience, we feel as though he can come in and help us right away.”

Bess had 61 catches for  778 yards and 1 touchdown last year in Miami.  In his five years in Miami, Bess averaged 64 catches a season along with 689 yards. With the additions of Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson to Miami’s receiving corp Bess and his 2.6 million contract became expendable.

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  • What great value. Cost us almost nothing to get and then signed him to a very affordable contract for a player of his production level. He’s the slot receiver this offense desperately needed.