Brandon Weeden stepped back and delivered a strike to Davone Bess downfield in the seam during the team scrimmage portion of practice during Family Night at FirstEnergy Stadium in front of 24131 fans. The scenario played out on several occasions during the practice and culminated with a touchdown to Bess in team drills inside the red zone from seven yards out.

Browns fans might want to get used to that this season.

The case could be made that the Browns haven't had a consistent go to third-down receiver since the days of Joe Jurevicius in 2007 when Derek Anderson had a Pro Bowl season. Rob Chudzinski was the offensive coordinator that season and the Browns are hoping that Bess can fill that role with the Browns now as Chudzinski returns as head coach.

Bess was acquired in a draft day trade from the Dolphins and he has been the 14th-most productive receiver in the NFL since 2009. He has 321 receptions for 3447 yards including 12 touchdowns in his career. His best season was in 2010 when he had 79 receptions for 820 yards. Last year Bess had 61 catches for 778 yards.

"Going back with Davone what a great pickup for us" Chudzinski said after the Family Night practice. "I couldn't be more pleased with what he's done both on the field and off of it in terms of example and the leadership he's set.

"He's able to get open it seems like every play" he said. "I couldn't be more pleased with him."

Bess came into the NFL with little fanfare as an undrafted free agent from Hawaii. Recently Greg Little and Bess swapped numbers even though Little had worn 15 for his first two NFL seasons.

"I wasn't going to press him about it" Bess said. "I respect him for coming to me to see if I wanted it. I wasn't going after him about it. He actually asked me if I wanted it and we started talking."

There was a reason Bess ended up wearing the number he had worn throughout his career with the Dolphins. Bess wore 18 in the June minicamp. The number reminds him where he came from.