NFL fantasy football: Browns bolster WR corps

Browns sign David Nelson: The rebuilding of the Cleveland Browns offense continues. the team inked wide receiver David Nelson to a one-year deal, hoping his knee has recovered after major surgery last season. He’s certainly not a flashy name, but he immediately establishes himself as an upgrade as the slot receiver position. It also gives the Browns three guys with upside — Greg Little and Josh Gordon are the other two — even if they’ve yet to consistently show that potential. Nelson won’t rocket up any fantasy draft lists with this move. In fact, it’s possible that he’ll go undrafted in plenty of leagues, but he is an intriguing matchup-based waiver wire option as we get into the season.

Bengals working out Felix Jones?: In their search for a running back, the Cincinnati Bengals are reportedly turning their attention to veteran Felix Jones. With the emergence of DeMarco Murray, Jones had fallen out of favor with the Dallas Cowboys and could be a third-down option to go along with BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Don’t look for Jones to be a major impact players — either on the field or in fantasy — but he’s likely to see a few more touches in Cincinnati than he would have in Dallas.

Jets sign Cumberland: The New York Jets may have lost Dustin Keller in free agency, but they are certain of his replacement, signing Jeff Cumberland to a one-year tender. As a starter, his value is greater than when he was a backup to Keller. But the Jets offense remains a mess overall. At best, Cumberland will be no better than a low-end No. 2 fantasy option.

— Marcas Grant
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