Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Wide receiver Davone Bess will miss Cleveland Browns’ final two games this season after being placed on the reserve/non-football illness list Saturday for ‘personal reasons.’
The Browns made the announcement after Bess missed practice on Thursday and Friday.
According to a source close to the team, the decision is not because of any illegal activities.
But the Browns roster move came after Bess posted a picture of himself on Instagram where he looks to be lighting a marijuana cigarette with a caption that reads ‘JahLive’.
The post was deleted shortly after.
The Browns acquired Bess from the Miami Dolphins during the offseason. He was expected to take on an important role within as the slot receiver.
But Bess had a very disappointing season, finishing with 42 receptions for 362 yards and only two touchdowns. He also dropped nine passes, which is second-highest in the league.
Josh Cooper or Brian Tyms would move to the slot for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.