Dec 2, 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess returns punts before a game against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns' Davone Bess Could Open Season as No. 2 Receiver

The Cleveland Browns acquired former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess earlier this offseason, and it looks like he could have a significant role in the team’s offense moving forward.

Thanks to the suspension to No. 1 wideout Josh Gordon to start the season, Bess has been receiving a lot of work with the team’s top talents and there is a strong change that he will open the season as the No. 2 wide receiver. Bess only needs to beat out Greg Little for the job.

Bess would primarily be a slot receiver in three-wide sets, but you can’t count out his skills as an X receiver.

The interesting part about this story is that Bess is more of a possession receiver, while the Browns are looking to install a high pace, high profile passing attack in 2013.

If that is the plan, the team is going to need Bess to develop as a wide receiver.

Do you think Bess could succeed as a No. 2 in Cleveland? Share your thoughts in the comments section.


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  • dieselman

    This guy has great hands — a huge departure from WayTooLittle and Massaloser the Browns have relied on the last few years. I’ll predict right now he’ll become Weeden’s go-to guy for all of 2013.

    Despite the VERY questionable draft, Bess is a great pickup.

  • Paul

    I’ve been a Browns fan my whole life, but have lived in Hawaii the last 11 years. I watched him here when he was at UH…he’s a great receiver and will do wonders for the Browns…assuming Weeden can get the ball to him…