Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess has been in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons since leaving the team due to personal issues near the end of the season, so many are wondering whether or not he will be returning to the team in 2014.
Bess checked himself into a facility for mental treatment as he attempts to get his life back in order, so now it is time for him to play the waiting game in regards to his NFL future.
While it is believed that the Browns will part ways with Bess, the wide receiver has yet to hear any word from the organization since the new regime took over.
“I haven’t talked to the Browns [front office], and I don’t know how they feel about me,” Bess said. “I see they made changes, and change is often good. I did have communication with [offensive coordinator] Kyle Shanahan. He sent out a group message and I replied … I’m looking forward to the season and getting better on and off the field.”
Bess also explained his decision to check himself in for treatment.
“I was in a point of my life where there was a lot of betrayal and mistrust and I didn’t know how to handle it,” Bess said. “So I went and got some help. I went through the process and learned it’s OK to express my feelings but I have to do it in a positive way.”
Bess led the NFL in drops last season, so pairing that with his off-field issues you can see why the Browns would be interested in parting ways with the wide receiver and attempt to void his guaranteed money.
We will have to wait and see how it all plays out.