The Cleveland Browns signed tight end Darren Fells in 2018 for his blocking ability and to add some depth to the position.
Now it turns out that Fells may be a one-and-done player in Cleveland as general manager John Dorsey is reportedly making the veteran tight end available, according to Pro Football Talk:
Per source Browns are shopping TE Darren Fells.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 10, 2019
As to which team might be interested in the 6-foot-7 Fells, keep an eye on the New York Jets, who might be looking for some help for second-year quarterback Sam Darnold, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News:
Browns are shopping TE Darren Fells, per @ProFootballTalk ....— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) March 10, 2019
Jets have had internal discussions about trading for him, per sources.
NYJ is in the market for a blocking TE. pic.twitter.com/yx8DYMS6Lb
Fells more than lived up to his end of the bargain as a blocking tight end and even added in a bonus in the passing game in 2018:
#Browns Baker Mayfield targeted TE Darren Fells just 9 times in 2018, but the connection was highly productive. Fells caught 8 of 9 passes for 3 TDs and a 147.9 passer rating when targeted pic.twitter.com/L1JETAiwqo— PFF CLE Browns (@PFF_Browns) February 1, 2019
This was the third time in his five-year career that Fells finished with three touchdown receptions, but the first time he has accomplished it on so few receptions. He had three touchdown receptions with the Cardinals in 2015 on 21 receptions, and again with the Lions in 2017 on just 17 receptions.
If the Browns do move on from Fells, at least his time in Cleveland was a productive one.