In: Darren Fells
Out: TBD, but likely Randall Telfer
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Darren Fells may not be a threat in the passing game, he only has 57 receptions in his four seasons in the league, but he made the most of his opportunities last season with the Detroit Lions, catching 17 passes (on 23 targets) for 177 yards and three touchdowns.
Where Fells makes his mark is in the running game as, at 6-foot-7 and 270 pounds, he has the size to take on linebackers when the Browns go to a two tight end set.
And if he can continue to take advantage of opportunities in the passing game the way he did with the Lions, it will be another wrinkle that the defense will have to be aware of.
The Browns have not made a corresponding move at tight end since signing Fells, but with David Njoku and Seth DeValve as the pass-catching tight ends, and with Randall Telfer having just five career receptions, it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out whose roster spot is in danger.
Verdict: Tight end position improved