The terms are not yet known, but expected to be a "mid-round pick." Cleveland reportedly signed Bess to a three year contract extension.
Bess signed with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008. In his five years with the Dolphins, he tallied 321 receptions for 3,447 yards, and 12 touchdowns. He also worked as a punt returner for the team, averaging 10.4 yards per return on 115 punts.
The Dolphins have been aggressive all offseason, signing Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson, along with re-signing Brian Hartline, all at the receiver position. Bess essentially became expendable as he fell further down the depth chart. He was entering the final year of his contract.
We will update as more details become known.
[Update 7:39pm ET:]
For former Dolphin WR Davone Bess, MIA and CLEV swapped draft spots in two rounds, including the 4th rd. There were no actual pick given up.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2013
[Update 7:49pm ET:]
According to @adamschefter the Dolphins and Browns simply swapped picks in the 4th and 5th rounds. Dolphins really wanted to get rid of him— Ben Volin (@BenVolinPBP) April 26, 2013
I got killed by a lot of Dolphin fans this offseason for suggesting friction between Bess and the team, but now it's pretty obvious— Ben Volin (@BenVolinPBP) April 26, 2013
[Update 9:34pm ET:]
Clarification on Davone Bess trade: Dolphins swapped 4th-rounders with Cleveland and got a 5th (164). Cleveland gets Miami's 7th (217).— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) April 27, 2013