The Dolphins’ pursuit of Chiefs tackle Branden Albert has been a big storyline of late, but that may not be the only trade talk the Dolphins have engaged in recently.
Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Browns are “seriously considering” making a trade with Miami to acquire wide receiver Davone Bess. Other teams are also reportedly interested in Bess and Jensen is hearing that mid-round draft picks are being discussed as the compensation heading back to the Dolphins.
Bess has caught 321 passes over the last five years with Miami and has spent long stretches as the team’s most reliable receiver over that period. With Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson joining Brian Hartline at the top of the depth chart, the Dolphins could be looking to unload Bess’ $2.6 million contract now that they no longer need him to play a prominent role.
Last season was the first time that Bess averaged more than 10.5 yards per reception so he’d clearly be a possession guy for Cleveland. Josh Gordon gives them a deep threat, but Greg Little’s hands have been problematic so the consistency Bess brings to the table is likely appealing to Rob Chudzinski and the rest of the offensive staff.