Browns Discussing Deals With Rashard Higgins, Breshad Perriman, Greg Robinson

The Browns signed former first-round picks Greg Robinson and Breshad Perriman on low-cost, one-year deals in 2018. They are interested in longer-term partnerships.

John Dorsey said (via Mary Kay Cabot of discussions with both players’ representatives are ongoing, along with RFA-to-be Rashard Higgins.

Robinson said recently he wants to stay in Cleveland. The former No. 2 overall pick has not come close to living up to that draft slot but did start the final eight Browns games at left tackle, replacing rookie UDFA Desmond Harrison in the team’s first post-Joe Thomas season. Pro Football Focus graded Robinson as its No. 63 tackle (out of 80 full-time qualifiers) this season.

Sometimes you have to be a little patient with guys like that. You have to earn their trust,” Dorsey said of Robinson. “He did everything he was asked and everything we thought he would since we signed him in late June.”

Added after a dismal Ravens stay, Perriman averaged 21.3 yards per catch with the Browns. Two of his 16 receptions went for touchdowns. While Perriman’s stock is nowhere near what it was coming into the league, the oft-injured wideout played well down the stretch with Cleveland. He recorded two two-catch, 75-plus-yard games in the Browns’ final four contests. If retained, Perriman would fit in as an auxiliary weapon alongside Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway.

Although Higgins was a Sashi Brown-era investment, he may figure into Dorsey’s plans — either on a tender or longer-term pact. The former fifth-round pick enjoyed his most productive season in 2018, hauling in 39 passes for 572 yards and four touchdowns. While Higgins was the Browns’ fourth-leading receiver, each of those figures represented career-high marks.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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8 comments on “Browns Discussing Deals With Rashard Higgins, Breshad Perriman, Greg Robinson

  1. jb19

    I’m surprised Robinson graded so poorly. Protection held up very well after he replaced Harrison. And of course after Haley and Jackson were canned… Perriman looked like he could be a weapon. Guy was horrendous in Baltimore and seemed like a bad signing, but surprisingly played well and his speed was evident.

    • sufferfortribe

      I personally don’t put a lot of stock in PFF. The results when they switched to Robinson were obvious. The change in blocking scheme worked to his strengths.

      • partyatnapolis

        also look at how many sacks baker took before and after the change at LT

  2. crosseyedlemon

    PFR often provides some fun photos with the articles and this one is another winner. My caption for this one would be “Hue Jackson sends in the substitute teacher”.

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