Cleveland Browns: 3 free agent wide receivers to target if David Bell injury lingers

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David Bell was placed on the PUP to start training camp but if the injury lingers, the Cleveland Browns might want to look at these three free agents

Cleveland Browns rookies reported to Berea this Friday and the big news upon their arrival was a foot injury that forced David Bell to the PUP list.

The team says this isn’t a serious injury and that he should be back at practice soon, but we’ve also seen these “non-serious” injuries linger in recent years. Because of that, the Browns might want to bring in some reinforcements.

They did recently work out Darrius Shepherd and Derrick Dillon while trying out A.J. McCarron and Josh Rosen, but it would probably be best to land some experienced talent.

3 free agent receivers Cleveland Browns can target if Bell’s injury lingers

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Dec 12, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Chester Rogers (80) runs after a catch against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports /

3. Chester Rogers

Undrafted out of Grambling State in 2016, Chester Rogers played for the Indianapolis Colts for four seasons. During that span, he developed into a decent receiver, pulling in 111 catches for 1,221 yards with five touchdowns.

He was never a star but when he had to start 10 games for the Colts in 2019, he had 485 yards and two touchdowns on 53 receptions. As an added bonus, his quarterback that season was Jacoby Brissett, so he would have some familiarity with the Browns current No. 2 guy — who may be starting during a Deshaun Watson suspension.

Last year, Rogers was with the Tennessee Titans and still played well. He had 30 catches for 301 yards and a touchdown. He’s not a star player but he’s a solid option, that wouldn’t cost much at all to bring in.