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AFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
1-0-0 2-1-0
0-0-0 1-1-0
1-1-0 1-2-0
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2022 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 2 12 6.0 0 6

Top David Bell News

  • Browns' David Bell: Logs another catch

    Bell caught his lone target for six yards over a season-high 40 snaps in Thursday's 29-17 win over the Steelers in Week 3. He also returned one kick for 12 yards.

    Bell, who has a pair of six-yard catches over the first three weeks, saw increased playing time Thursday -- his 56-percent share nearly doubled his snap allotment from the first two weeks. He plays mostly in the slot, but the Browns offense is heavy on multiple tight-end sets and don't often use three wideouts. It's uncertain if Week 3's usage is an outlier, but the rookie has moved ahead of Anthony Schwartz in terms of playing time.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Makes first NFL catch

    Bell caught his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Jets in Week 2.

    Bell received his first target as a professional in a regular-season game and has been on the field for 28.6 percent of the offensive snaps so far. He once again was well behind Amari Cooper (54 snaps) and Donovan Peoples-Jones (52) in terms of snap count.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Builds off debut

    Bell caught all three targets for 36 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears.

    Bell followed up a productive preseason debut last week (three catches, 46 yards) with another promising effort. It looks even better when compared to Cleveland's other receivers vying for spots behind unquestioned No. 1 Amari Cooper. Donovan Peoples-Jones caught one of three targets for four yards, while Anthony Schwartz's rocky preseason continued (one catch on six targets, two drops, eight yards). Bell is expected to start as a slot receiver but eventually could move into an outside role.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Gets first taste of preseason

    Bell caught three of four targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 21-20 preseason loss to the Eagles.

    Bell made his preseason debut after missing Cleveland's opener with a foot injury. The rookie third-rounder ultimately led the Browns in receiving yards, helped by a long gain of 22 yards. However, Bell's only unsuccessful target proved costly, as he dropped a third-down pass that limited his team to a field goal during the second quarter. As Bell pushes for a starting role early in his career, he'll aim to eliminate similar mistakes going into next Sunday's exhibition finale versus the Bears.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Increases reps

    Bell received his most significant work of training camp to date Tuesday, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

    Bell's activity included multiple red-zone targets from quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who is the leader of the first-team offense for now. The rookie receiver's introduction to camp was delayed by a foot injury, and Bell was held out of last week's preseason game. His increased workload is a sign that's he's close or at full speed. Bell is expected to work with the first team during joint practices with the Eagles on Thursday and Friday before the two teams play their second preseason game Sunday.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Status for opener not decided

    Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski hasn't made a decision on Bell's availability for Friday's preseason opener versus Jacksonville, Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Bell missed the first week of camp due to a foot injury and only recently started participating in drills. He looked sharp Tuesday during red zone 7-on-7 drills, as did Anthony Schwartz, another receiver who recently returned from injury and whose status for Friday is undecided. The Browns have suffered numerous injuries at wideout early in camp, but Stefanski may choose to play it cautious with several players for the first exhibition contest.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Could play preseason opener

    Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski did not rule out Bell playing the preseason opener Friday in Jacksonville, Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    Bell was activated off the active/PUP list and practiced for the first time Saturday, but he was excluded from team drills, per Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site. Stefanski referred to Bell as intelligent and noted the progress he made during offseason activities as reasons for the coach's optimism heading into Preseason Week 1. Bell is penciled in as the team's top slot receiver.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Off PUP list

    Bell was activated off the PUP list Saturday, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

    The 2022 third-round pick missed nine days of training camp as he recovered from what was reportedly a stress fracture in his foot. It's a welcome sight for a Browns receiving corps that is dangerously thin from a depth perspective with Anthony Schwartz (knee), Michael Woods (hamstring), Javon Wims (illness) and Isaiah Weston (torn ACL) all out recently with various injuries. Who ultimately starts the majority of the games for the Browns at quarterback this season will obviously be a major question mark, but Bell should at the very least have an opportunity to compete for a starting role throughout the preseason.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Catches passes on sidelines

    Bell (foot) practiced catching passes from an assistant on the sidelines during Cleveland's practice Thursday, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.

    Bell is on the active/PUP list and could miss a couple of weeks of camp, per Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He'll be joined on the sidelines by Anthony Schwartz, who left Thursday's practice with a left knee injury that requires further evaluation. With the injuries piling up on the outside, Demetric Felton and rookie sixth-round pick Mike Woods figure to see added training camp reps.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Won't get more competition

    Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski said Wednesday that he doesn't anticipate the team adding another wideout as insurance while Bell recovers from a foot injury, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

    The Browns kicked off training camp Wednesday without Bell, who sustained the injury at some point late in the offseason program or at minicamp, according to Ahsley Bastock of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Stefanski's comments about the Browns not considering adding another wide receiver at this time supports the notion that Bell's injury isn't seen as serious. The coach told Athony Poisal of the Browns' official site that the rookie is expected to be ready for Week 1. The organization views Bell as more advanced than other first-year players and feels he can pick up to playbook once he's medically cleared, but Bell will miss out on some valuable reps in camp.

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  • Browns' David Bell: Lands on active/PUP list

    The Browns have placed Bell (foot) on the active/PUP list, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

    Per Cabot, Bell's foot issue isn't believed to be serious and the 2022 third-rounder should be able to practice soon. Once he's able to take the field again, Bell figures to compete with Donovan Peoples-Jones and Anthony Schwartz for depth chart slotting behind Cleveland's new No. 1 wideout, Amari Cooper. According to Jake Trotter of ESPN, Peoples-Jones will presumably get the first shot to be the team's No. 2 receiver, but once healthy, Bell -- who displayed sure hands during minicamp -- could challenge for a key role in the Browns offense if he impresses as the summer progresses.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 212 lbs
Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN
Age: 21
School: Purdue