Browns trade for Dolphins WR Davone Bess, agree to 3-year extension

As first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN the Browns have traded with the Miami Dolphins for WR Davone Bess.

Along with the trade, the Browns and Bess also agreed to a three year contract extension. In exchange for Bess the Browns and Dolphins will swap picks in two rounds, including the 4th round. In a draft where the Browns were short on picks they were able to add another player without losing any picks.

“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.

Having only averaged over 10 yards a reception once in his five years out of Hawaii, Bess will fit into a possession role for a group a wide receivers that features Josh Gordon, Greg Little, Travis Benjamin, and the newly signed David Nelson.

“The opportunity to acquire an established veteran such as Davone was one we felt we could not pass up,” said Browns CEO Joe Banner.  “We believe this is a move that will immediately upgrade our football team, and as we have throughout the offseason, we are committed to improving our club through all possible means.”

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    Great move. WR core looks solid now.

  • Jaker

    Nice trade. NOW GET A CB

  • I’ve been waiting in the Bud Light blue room since yesterday:(

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I wonder why they mention the fourth round but not the other? Just curious. Anyways nothing to dislike here. Another weapon for Weeden.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Still buzzed?

  • Natedawg86

    Maybe that’s what they told Mia. Swap two picks including a fourth rd…:)

  • Natedawg86

    I think next pick will be kasa or a qb (Scott?)

  • IF Ole Man Weed is still around after mini-camp.

  • Wasted and crying on mama’s shoulder.

  • Jaker

    Thank you Banner

  • Kildawg

    Final details from what I caught on Twitter was a swap of 4th rounds plus Browns sent the 5th rd pick from SF in McCoy trade for a 7th rd (210 overall I believe). If I’m off I apologize.