Browns Interested In WR Tyrell Williams

The Browns are expected to have interest in pending Chargers free agent receiver Tyrell Williams, sources tell Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.

Now viewed as the most intriguing receiver scheduled to hit the open market next week, Williams is expected to be highly-coveted once free agency begins. In addition to the Browns, both the Raiders and Colts are likely to pursue Williams, who could exceed $12MM annually on his next contract.

Williams, 27, first emerged as a legitimate NFL wideout in 2015. With Keenan Allen injured, Williams stepped in as Philip Rivers‘ No. 1 target, hauling in 69 receptions for 1,069 yards and seven touchdowns. Over the past two years, Williams’ volume declined as Allen re-entered the lineup and 2017 first-round pick Mike Williams began taking snaps, but he’s still remained effective. In 2018, Williams ranked 24th among 84 qualifying receivers in Football Outsiders’ DVOA, meaning he was productive on a per-play basis.

The Browns’ top three receivers in terms of playtime — Jarvis Landry, Antonio Callaway, and Rashard Higgins — should all return next season, but Cleveland could lose former first-round pick Breshad Perriman to free agency. General manager John Dorsey has held talks with Perriman’s agent, but no deal is considered close.

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  1. brownsfan66

    I say go for it that way baker has two deep receiver threats in Williams and Callaway and have jarvis running little post or curl routes

  2. TheTruth12

    Some team is gonna be dumb enough to overpay this guy, he’s had 1 good season and might get a deal that would pay him more than 12M a year. I just hope it’s not the Browns they’re finally turning things around, If they really want a WR draft Marquise Brown reunite him with Baker

    • sufferfortribe

      I agree on not overpaying for this guy. Not even good enough to retain his ranking in the SD receiving corps.

    • slpdajab55

      I agree. He’s decent but I don’t find him to be much more than a low end number 2 or possibly 3 receiver. He is for sure not a number 1. I think he’s more of a poor mans Tyler Lockett ..

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