Browns: 3 offensive players that shined in preseason Week 3

Browns, Joshua Dobbs. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
Browns, Joshua Dobbs. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Cleveland Browns had a few players on offense that shined more than most on a night where the team struggled as a whole

The Cleveland Browns finished up their preseason against the Chicago Bears, who hung on for a 21-20. There were several stories coming into the game, including Jacoby Brissett getting a start for the first time this preseason — and he struggled to move the offense. Chicago looked like a team ready for the regular season, with Justin Fields shredding the Browns defense.

With such little momentum by the Browns in the first half, it’s now created an uneasy feeling for a team that was supposed to get back on track in 2022. It’s only preseason so the games don’t count, but these types of games can’t sit well with anyone.

However, there were several players who stood out, especially in the second half that are worthy of a shout-out. We won’t know until Tuesday afternoon what the final 53-man roster will look like, but after this game, we have a better idea. Let’s take a look at three players that really shined and hopefully locked up a roster spot.

3 Browns players that shined in Week 3

Browns, David Bell. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

Player No. 3: David Bell, WR

David Bell was one of the lone bright spots on the team early in the game. He caught three passes for 36 yards in a nice offensive drive by the team late in the first half.

Donovan Peoples-Jones and Anthony Schwartz have largely been disappointing, while Amari Cooper has been sitting out. Having Bell step out and show a bit of flare at this point is promising with the others not making headway. He was a reliable pass catcher at Purdue and looks to continue that with Cleveland.

There are several other wide receivers trying to make the final roster spots. Both Mike Harley and Javon Wims played well in the second half of the game. With the struggles of Schwartz, it’ll be interesting to see who else makes the squad.

Wims has had a bit more time in the league having played with the Bears in years past, but he was released on Sunday night. Harley is a rookie from the University of Miami where he had an outstanding collegiate career, but he needs to have done enough for them to cut Michael Woods, a sixth-round pick from Oklahoma.