Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 4/24/13
Tomorrow night is the 2013 NFL Draft, which will certainly feature plenty of trade speculation, but Wednesday night brings about a new Cleveland Browns trade rumor. Reportedly, the team is among many interested in the services of 27-year-old Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess. From the Twitter account of the Chicago Sun Times’ Sean Jensen: #Browns seriously considering a trade for Dolphins WR Davone Bess, according to a league source. Several teams in the mix. — Sean Jensen (@seankjensen) April 24, 2013 #Browns obviously have glaring need at receiver and #Dolphins are in pretty solid shape. Davone Bess had 61 catches for 778 yards in 2012. — Sean Jensen (@seankjensen) April 24, 2013 WR Davone Bess is a solid player but let’s not get crazy; I’m hearing mid-round picks being discussed. — Sean Jensen (@seankjensen) April 24, 2013 With Miami’s offseason acquisitions of Pittsburgh WR Mike Wallace, St. Louis WR Brandon Gibson and NY Jets TE Dustin Keller, Bess has suddenly become expendable from their deep receiving unit. Rumors have circulated for the past several months on where he might land in 2013. Meanwhile, all offseason, the Browns have been linked to interest in several options to boost their less-than-ideal receiving corps. Bess originally signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Hawaii in 2008. He has played the entirety of his five-year career with the team, exceeding even the wildest of expectations. In these five seasons, Bess has 321 receptions for 3,447 yards and 12 touchdowns. He is one of only 10 NFL players (Bess, Boldin, Fitzgerald, Gonzalez, Ca. Johnson, Marshall, Wayne, Welker, White, Witten) to catch 50+ balls in each of the last five seasons. He also helped to return punts for Miami from 2008-2011. Currently, Cleveland owns the rights to six other draft picks after the No. 6 overall selection on Thursday night: 3rd (68); 4th (104); 5th (139); 5th (164); 6th (175); 7th (227). While potentially unpleasant to fans, it could be possible that the team parts ways with one of these precious few picks on a deal for Bess, who is due approximately $3.4 million in 2013. Such a trade certainly would be more likely if the Browns pull off another draft move to add more picks. [Related: The best offensive free agents still available for the Browns]
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