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Browns WR Cedric Tillman (concussion) is out for Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the Texans. The rookie has been a full-time player for Cleveland over the second half of the season and averaged 5.0 targets over the last seven games. His snaps will go to some combination of WRs David Bell, James Proche, and Marquise Goodwin. But Tillman's targets might just be soaked up by WR Amari Cooper and TE David Njoku.

Browns WR Cedric Tillman (concussion) did not practice on Tuesday. He's more likely than not to miss Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the Texans. Tillman has been a full-time player for Cleveland over the second half of the season and averaged 5.0 targets over the last seven games, so his absence would be felt. The rookie's snaps would likely go to some combination of WRs David Bell, James Proche, and Marquise Goodwin.

Browns WRs Elijah Moore (concussion) is active for today’s game vs. the Bengals. He’s cleared concussion protocol but still might not play much with Cleveland having nothing to gain today. WR Marquise Goodwin (knee) is inactive, leaving the Browns with WRs Cedric Tillman, David Bell, and James Proche alongside Moore.

The Browns traded WR Donovan Peoples-Jones to the Lions in exchange for a sixth-round pick. Peoples-Jones turned in a promising 2022 season, catching 61 of 96 targets for 839 yards and three TDs. But he's been mostly invisible so far this year, totaling just eight receptions on 18 targets. He joins a Lions offense still searching for a consistent No. 2 WR behind Amon-Ra St. Brown. WR Josh Reynolds has been good in spurts this year, but WR Jameson Williams has continued to disappoint. We'll see what kind of role Peoples-Jones can carve out, but he's unlikely to emerge as a reliable fantasy option this season. The 24-year-old is set to hit free agency in March. The Browns, meanwhile, are left with WRs Marquise Goodwin, Cedric Tillman, and David Bell behind Amari Cooper and Elijah Moore.

Browns WR Amari Cooper (hip) did not participate in Tuesday’s practice. Fortunately, Cooper’s absence was classified as a rest day. So nothing alarming there for now. Teammate David Bell (toe) was a limited practice participant, so today’s update will be helpful in determining his availability for Saturday’s game vs. the Saints. Stay tuned.

3:22pm EST 12/17/22

Browns WR David Bell (thumb, toe) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Ravens. Demetric Felton figures to replace Bell as Cleveland’s primary slot receiver but is only in play as a flier in Saturday DFS tournaments.

Browns WR David Bell (thumb, toe) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Ravens. He didn't practice all week and won't play on Saturday, according to The Score's Jordan Schultz. Bell's absence will leave WRs Michael Woods and Demetric Felton behind Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones.

2:00pm EST 12/4/22

Browns WR David Bell suffered a hand injury in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Texans and is questionable to return. We'll update his status when we know more.

Browns WR Amari Cooper drew a target on 32.4% of QB Jacoby Brissett's dropbacks in Sunday's OT win over the Buccaneers, turning his 12 looks into 7 catches for 94 yards. Cooper could have had even more but dropped a long pass late in regulation. He made up for that with a 46-yard reception to set up the game-winning TD run in OT. For the game, Cooper accounted for 30.4% of Browns receptions and 44.8% of receiving yards. WR David Bell ranked 2nd among wideouts with 4 catches for 23 yards on 6 targets. WR Donovan Peoples-Jones contributed just 2 receptions for 16 yards among 4 targets. WR Anthony Schwartz added 1 catch but ran for a 31-yard TD on a 1st-quarter reverse. Browns receivers should have a new QB next time out, with Deshaun Watson eligible to return from suspension in Week 13.

Browns WR David Bell (concussion) is not listed on the final injury report after putting in a full practice on Friday. The rookie will continue operating as Cleveland’s #3 WR vs. the Bucs this weekend.

Browns WR David Bell (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday, putting his status in doubt for this weekend's game vs. the Bucs. The rookie has emerged as Cleveland's #3 WR but is still on the redraft radar.

Browns WR David Bell made his training camp debut on Saturday. Previously on the PUP list, Bell was activated following a return from a foot injury. He didn’t appear in team drills, as the Browns are bringing the rookie along slowly. Per Zac Jackson of The Athletic, Cleveland “still has high hopes” for Bell.

12:58pm EDT 7/22/22

Browns WR David Bell has been placed on the PUP list with a foot injury to open training camp. "If all goes as hoped, Bell will be back on the practice field in a couple of weeks," insider Mary Kay Cabot writes. Bell had a nice spring, drawing some 1st-team reps. But the rookie can't afford to miss much camp time if he wants a significant Week 1 role. We'll see when Bell gets back on the field.

Browns WR David Bell got some reps with the 1st-team offense in OTAs, according to The Athletic's Zac Jackson. Amari Cooper is locked in as Cleveland's #1 WR, and it sounds like Bell, Donovan Peoples-Jones and Anthony Schwartz are competing for the next 3 spots on the depth chart. Bell has drawn positive reviews so far from both coaches and beat writers. Consider him the favorite for primary slot duties this season, making the rookie an intriguing late-round pick in fantasy drafts.

According to beat writer Nate Ulrich, the Browns are “confident [WR David] Bell is capable of making an immediate impact.” Per Ulrich, the plan is for Bell to be the primary slot this season. HC Kevin Stefanski, however, thinks Bell could do more. “[Bell is] a very competitive player,” Stefanski said at rookie minicamp. “Catches the ball really well. We thought he had some savviness. When you're looking at the draft, there are so many guys who can fit, and you better have a lot of guys who can fit in your scheme. It's really what traits do you feel like you can exploit, so to speak. We thought he was really competitive at the catch and has some versatility to play outside and inside.” The 3rd-round pick has a clear path to the slot role with Jarvis Landry now in New Orelans.

11:22pm EDT 4/29/22

The Browns selected Purdue WR David Bell in the 3rd round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Bell is a classic case of production vs. measurables. He led Purdue with 86 catches, 1,035 yards and 7 TDs as a true freshman, boosted his per-game production to 8.8 catches, 104.2 yards and 1.3 TDs in a COVID-abbreviated, 6-game 2020 season and then ranked top 15 in the nation in catches (93) and receiving yards (1,286) this past year. Bell finished 13th among 251 WRs with 50+ targets in Pro Football Focus’ 2021 receiving grades. But he bombed the Combine, posting bottom-third-percentile marks in every drill, including a 10th percentile 40-yard dash and a 2nd percentile short shuttle. Bell finished with a 40th percentile Relative Athletic Score. That shows up on tape, too. There’s very little juice to Bell’s game – before or after the catch. He wins with crafty route running and strong ball skills, though. And that college production must be respected. Bell looks like a natural replacement for WR Jarvis Landry in Cleveland.

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