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2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 3 27 9.0 0 14

Top David Bell News

  • Browns' David Bell: More activity Week 2

    Bell caught all three targets for 27 yards in Monday's 26-22 loss to Pittsburgh in Week 2.

    Bell was on the field for 11 offensive snaps, only one more than last week, but was given more looks from quarterback Deshaun Watson. The quarterback made it point to get most of his receivers involved early with first-quarter targets.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Targeted once in opener

    Bell did not catch his lone target in Sunday's 24-3 win over Cincinnati in Week 1.

    Bell was on the field for 10 plays, the same number as rookie Cedric Tillman and veteran Marquise Goodwin. The trio will make up the second tier behind Amari Cooper, Elijah Moore and Donovan Peoples-Jones. Cleveland leaned on its ground game during a rainy afternoon in Ohio, so there were limited targets for depth receivers.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Limited to one grab Thursday

    Bell secured one of two targets for seven yards in the Browns' 18-18 tie with the Eagles on Thursday night.

    Bell recorded his one catch on Cleveland's opening drive, and his production represented a notable downturn from the 3-33-1 line he generated versus the Commanders during the Browns' second preseason game this past Saturday. The 2022 third-round pick was outperformed Thursday by multiple competitors for a reserve receiver role, so the team's road preseason finale against the Chiefs on Saturday, Aug. 26 is likely to be critical for Bell's fortunes.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Hauls in TD against Commanders

    Bell caught three of four targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason loss to the Commanders.

    After a disappointing rookie season, Bell saw the Browns add Elijah Moore via trade in the offseason before the team selected Cedric Tillman in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft, so the pressure is on the Purdue product to step up. Bell did just that Friday, hauling in a seven-yard TD strike from Dorian Thompson-Robinson near the end of the third quarter. While a camp battle with Tillman for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart isn't what Bell envisioned when he was taken in the third round in 2022, Moore did leave Friday's contest early with a rib injury. If the issue lingers into the regular season, both depth wideouts could take on bigger roles in Week 1.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Two grabs in Thursday's win

    Bell brought in both targets for six yards during the Browns' 21-16 preseason win over the Jets in Thursday night's Hall of Fame Game.

    The 2022 third-round pick tied with several teammates for third in receptions on the night, but all of Bell's yardage actually came on one catch. The 24-year-old logged a team-high 236 snaps out of the slot last season and was in on 493 plays from scrimmage overall across 16 games, but he had a modest 24-214 line to show for it. The Purdue product is fighting to carve out a spot on the latter portion of the Browns' receiver depth chart, and he was notably outperformed by rookie third-round selection Cedric Tillman, one of his primary competitors, on Thursday. Bell will aim to make up ground during Cleveland's second preseason tilt, a home clash against the Commanders a week from Friday.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Diminished role expected

    Bell is expected to have a diminished role with the addition of Elijah Moore.

    Bell was Cleveland's leader with 236 snaps at slot receiver last season, per Pro Football Focus. While he was serviceable in that role, the Browns felt an upgrade was needed and traded for Moore, who was the Jets' leading slot receiver in 2022 with 255 snaps. The Browns also added Marquise Goodwin, who played 187 snaps in the slot for the Seahawks last year, which may further negatively impact Bell's playing time in 2023.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Shut out Week 18

    Bell did not catch either of his two targets in a 28-14 loss to Pittsburgh in Week 18.

    Bell finished the season with just one catch on four targets over the final three weeks. He had thumb and toe injuries down the stretch, missing nearly two full games, which impacted him over the final five games. The rookie slot receiver finished the year with 24 catches, 35 targets and 214 yards. Bell had steady, if minor, production prior to the injury and, like every pass catcher on the team, will wait for Deshaun Watson to return to form the quarterback had prior to a long layoff. If the old Watson is back in 2023, the Browns will likely throw more, and Bell could build off the modest output of his rookie season.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Returns to action

    Bell caught one of two targets for 18 yards in Saturday's 17-10 loss to the Saints.

    Bell rejoined the active roster after missing one week due to a toe injury. He had 51 snaps and a 73-percent share, season highs for the rookie wideout. Cleveland's passing attack has taken a step back since Deshaun Watson returned from his suspension, so expected output for Bell and others should be seen through that filter. The Browns had fewer than 200 passing yards for the third time in four starts, with the offense averaging 170 passing yards when Watson starts.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Cleared for Week 16

    Bell (toe) doesn't carry an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Saints after being listed as a full practice participant Thursday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

    Bell is thus slated to return to the mix after missing one game, but as the Browns' No. 3 wideout option behind Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones, the 2022 third-rounder brings modest fantasy upside to the table in Week 16. Over the course of 13 games, the Purdue product has hauled in 23 of his 31 targets for 196 yards.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 212 lbs
Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN
Age: 22
School: Purdue
Experience: 2