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.
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.
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 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.
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