The Browns have traded for Miami wide receiver Davone Bess, according to multiple reports.
The Browns shipped their fourth round pick, 104 overall, and fifth round pick acquired from San Francisco in the Colt McCoy trade, 164 overall, to Miami. In return, the Browns received Bess and the Dolphins' fourth round pick, 111 overall, and a seventh round pick, 217 overall. Bess will get a three-year extension from the Browns.
Bess caught 61 passes for 778 yards and one touchdown in 2012. In five seasons with the Dolphins, Bess has 321 receptions for 3,447 yards and 12 touchdowns in 77 career games.
"Davone is a proven receiver who has been extremely productive throughout his career," said Browns Head Coach Rob Chudzinski. "He 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."
"The opportunity to acquire an established veteran such as Davone was one we felt we could not pass up," said Browns CEO Joe Banner. "We believe this is a move that will immediately upgrade our football team, and as we have throughout the offseason, we are committed to improving our club through all possible means."
The two teams have been reportedly talking about a trade since Wednesday.
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