Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 4/27/13
The Cleveland Browns agreed to a trade with the Miami Dolphins to acquire wide receiver DavoneĀ Bess. Cleveland traded its fourth (No. 104) and fifth (No. 164) round draft picks while receiving Miamiā€™s fourth (No. 111) and seventh (No. 217) round draft choices. The trade is contingent on Bess passingĀ his physical. Photo Credit: ClevelandBrowns.com ā€œDavone is a proven receiver who has been extremely productive throughout his career,ā€ said Brownsā€™ head coach Rob Chudzinski. ā€œHe 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.ā€ Converting third downs have been a challenge for the Browns for several years. Last season, alone, the Browns converted 67 out of 218 (30.7 percent). Bess will instantly help improve their efficiency on third down. Since 2009, Bess has caught 267 passes, the 14th-highestĀ total among all NFL wide receiv...
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