Thursday, April 25, 2013

Davone Bess reportedly on his way out of Miami


The Miami Dolphins previously claimed receiver Davone Bess was in their long-term plans. That doesn't look so good, anymore.

According to Tony Pauline of, there's just a .1 percent chance (yeah, you read that right) that Bess won't be traded to the Cleveland Browns. That doesn't bode well for his long-term chances in Miami. (photo: photo-gator, Flickr)

Pauline reported that Bess will be had for mid-round picks (plural), which would be a good deal for the Dolphins, who stacked themselves at receiver this offseason with the signings of Mike Wallace, Brandon Gibson and Brian Hartline.

The Miami Herald confirmed the Dolphins are attempting to move Bess, adding that Miami has extended calls to the New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams regarding Bess's services.

The Herald's Armando Salguero said Wednesday that he'd be "surprised" if Bess was a Dolphins next week. According to Salguero, the Dolphins stand to save more than $2.5 million by cutting the veteran wideout.

One-hundred-eighty-three of Bess's 321 career receptions were for first downs, though he's scored just 12 touchdowns in five NFL seasons.

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