The 25-calendar year-previous will generate $2.38 million in 2021, in accordance to ESPN’s Jake Trotter.
CLEVELAND — The Browns have previously been energetic in absolutely free company on the defensive aspect of the ball, but on offense, a person of their priorities appeared to be additional about retention. That want seems to have turn into a fact.
According to a number of media reports, Cleveland has agreed to a contract with vast receiver Rashard Higgins. ESPN’s Jake Trotter states the deal is for a person year and value $2.38 million, fully confirmed.
Higgins, nicknamed “Hollywood,” performed a big job in the Browns’ 11-5 marketing campaign in 2020. The 25-12 months-old former fifth-spherical draft decide on caught 37 passes for 599 yards and four touchdowns (both equally profession-highs), and specifically stepped up after star Odell Beckham Jr. went down with a torn ACL. The output was notably sweet for Higgins, who grabbed just 4 receptions in 2019 after someway slipping out of favor with then-head coach Freddie Kitchens.
However a free of charge agent, Higgins was vocal about his want to return to Cleveland. He said as substantially last month in a radio job interview with ESPN 850 WKNR, inquiring enthusiasts to tell general supervisor Andrew Berry to get the details labored out.
“Really don’t give up on me I never gave up on y’all,” Higgins instructed “Upcoming Amount” co-hosts Je’Rod Cherry and Emmett Golden. “Tell Andrew to mail the papers and I am signing wherever I’ve received to indicator.”
Whilst Berry was a lot less particular (at the very least publicly) about the scenario, he did make it very clear he and the entrance workplace needed Higgins back in the fold.
“Obviously, he played a vital purpose for us this earlier calendar year and we have a really optimistic record with him,” Berry advised reporters two weeks ago. “But search, absolutely free agency can be hard and certainly he is really gained the suitable to make the determination that’s most acceptable for him.”
Higgins built just $910,000 final time on a previous just one-year deal. In accordance to Spotrac, his newest offer would nevertheless go away the Browns with just about $13 million in wage cap space, even with the recent signings of safety John Johnson III and defensive close Takkarist McKinley.
Higgins himself appeared to ensure the agreement on Twitter, telling teammate Baker Mayfield, “Let’s operate it again !!!’