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Browns plan to release tight end Darren Fells, source says

The Browns will release tight end Darren Fells, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram on Sunday.

Profootballtalk.com was first to report the impending move, adding the Browns tried to trade the veteran but weren’t able to find a taker.

Fells, 32, was solid in his only year with the Browns but is considered more of a blocker than a receiver. With new coach Freddie Kitchens and new coordinator Todd Monken in charge of the offense, a change was desired.

Fells (6-foot-7, 270 pounds) played in all 16 games in 2018 with 11 starts, catching 11 passes for 117 yards and three touchdowns. He was signed as a free agent last March.

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The Browns have Seth DeValve and unproven Pharaoh Brown behind starter David Njoku and would be expected to add another tight end or two through free agency and/or the draft. The draft is deep at the position.

 

 

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