NFL rumor: Browns release Davone Bess

The Cleveland Browns have released wide receiver Davone Bess, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Bess had three years and $8.8 million remaining on the four-year deal he signed with Cleveland last offseason. But new general manager Ray Farmer decided it was time to move on from Bess, who was arrested back in January for allegedly assaulting a law enforcement officer at an airport, per ESPN.

By releasing Bess, the Browns save no money this season as his entire salary was guaranteed, but will recoup $2.875 million in both 2015 and 2016.

Last season, Bess caught only 42 passes for 362 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Both his receptions and yardage were career-lows, along with his 19 yards on punt returns.

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