Browns’ Rashard Higgins Wants Extension

Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins could receive some significant interest on the open market this offseason, but the young wideout is making it clear he wants to stay in Cleveland. “I want to be in Cleveland, no other team. Tell (John) Dorsey, Tell Lonzo (Alonso Highsmith) to get it done”, Higgins said this week at the Super Bowl, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.

Dorsey, the Browns’ GM, said last week that the team had talked to Higgins’ representatives about a new contract, and it sounds like the interest is definitely mutual. Higgins is only scheduled to be a restricted free agent anyway so the Browns could match any offer he receives from another team, but it doesn’t seem like it’ll get to that point.

Higgins’ agent Michael Swensen told Kay Cabot “we’re getting there”, meaning a deal could be close. The Browns drafted Higgins in the fifth round out of Colorado State back in 2016. They cut him before the 2017 season, but quickly re-signed him. He didn’t do much as a rookie, but showed signs of progress last season before breaking out in 2018.

This past year he caught 39 passes for 572 yards and four touchdowns in only 13 games, and showed a nice rapport with rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield. With Jarvis Landry entrenched in the slot, Higgins should have an opportunity to start outside next year. Higgins sounded excited to help turn around the Browns, raving about Mayfield, new coach Freddie Kitchens, and the organization in his comments to Kay Cabot. At this point it would be surprising if he’s not locked up by the time free agency rolls around in March.

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8 comments on “Browns’ Rashard Higgins Wants Extension

    • sufferfortribe

      I care. He knows the offense, and he works well with Baker. Solid receiver.

        • sufferfortribe

          Does he have good paws? No dropsies?

          By the way, fans are supposed to support their team and players. Do you have a problem with that?

    • powerslave777

      Pretty hard to judge any Cleveland skill player based on 16-17. Seems a pretty solid player without Hue if you ask me

  1. Higgins was noticeably better in 2018. But team was very much different in 2018 for obvious reasons.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    Winning starts with attitude and this guy has a positive one. Good production from someone drafted in fifth round. Give him the money.

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