Bess missed practice Thursday and Friday while dealing with a "serious family issue," according to The Plain Dealer. He was listed as questionable on the Week 16 injury report.
The team is not commenting on Bess' situation. But ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi reported Bess' troubles have nothing to do with illegal activates, according to a source.
The receiver has been one of the most drop-prone players at his position this season. He compiled 42 receptions for 362 yards and two touchdowns in his first season in Cleveland.