Cleveland Browns: How will the tight ends be used?
By Randy Gurzi
As we already mentioned, veteran tight end Darren Fells is here for one reason — he’s a great blocker. He’s also got some solid athleticism to his game which is likely due to his background as a basketball player.
He played all over the world from 2008 to 2012 before trying to get himself into the NFL. In 2013 he got a shot with the Seattle Seahawks but didn’t catch on with them. He found a home with the Arizona Cardinals for the next three seasons before landing in Detroit with the Lions and now finally Cleveland.
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His stat line is nothing to go crazy over. His best season ever was 2015 when he had 21 receptions for 311 yards and three touchdowns for Arizona. Outside of that he’s never hit more than 177 yards in a year.
Don’t expect that to change in Cleveland. The big guy is here to be the blocking tight end, and while he’s good at it, that’s one thankless job.
Fells will likely be on the field when the team needs help on the edges against great edge rushers, or in the red zone as they try to pound the ball in for a score.