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

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Nov 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Will Fuller

Whenever discussing players the Browns can turn to at wide receiver, Will Fuller needs to be mentioned. He was a first-round pick of the Houston Texans in 2016 and instantly proved to be a deep threat.

He played well as a rookie but really started to take off once he was working with Deshaun Watson. His best campaign was in 2020 when he had 53 catches for 879 yards with eight touchdowns — all career highs. Fuller also averaged 16.6 yards per catch that season and had the longest catch of his career when he went 77 yards against the Jags, which also happened to be the sixth game in a row where he scored.

Of course, the one thing that has always held Fuller back has been his durability. He has yet to play a full season in the NFL, and hasn’t topped 11 games in a year since his rookie campaign — when he played in 14.

Last season was the worst of his career when it came to injuries, as he managed to play in just two games for the Miami Dolphins.

His inability to stay healthy is clearly the reason he’s still not signed but the Browns could do well to take a flier — especially if he’s willing to take a contract that’s based mainly on playing time incentives.

Fuller would not only be able to stretch the field as a deep threat but his rapport with Watson could be a huge benefit as well.

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