AFC North: Joe Flacco Questionable vs Patriots; Davone Bess Instagram Controversy

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Oct 27, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess (15) reacts after missing a pass during the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess has missed practice each of the past two days for personal reasons, and now a photo posted on his Instagram account Friday morning is causing controversy with the troubled receiver. The photo was deleted shortly after it was posted, as was Bess’ Instagram account.

According to, Bess has been dealing with a serious family issue for the duration of the 2013 season, and it has taken his focus away from football. That’s been painfully evident in him leading the NFL with 14 drops after he had just 13 combined in 2011 and ’12, according to Pro Football Focus.

It’s been a disastrous season for Bess, who was traded to the Browns from the Miami Dolphins this offseason, and ended up signing a contract extension through worth $11.5 million, including $5.75 million guaranteed.

Bess is now listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.

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