WR Breshad Perriman Backs Out Of Browns Deal, Will Sign With Buccaneers

It sounds like Breshad Perriman has gotten his wish. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports (via Twitter) that Browns general manager John Dorsey and agent Drew Rosenhaus “mutually agreed to not to follow through on verbal agreement.” Perriman will now sign a one-year, $4MM deal with the Buccaneers.

Perriman was set to re-sign with Cleveland on a one-year, $4MM deal. However, his role naturally changed following the Browns’s acquisition of Odell Beckham Jr., and subsequent reports indicated that the 25-year-old wanted out of his verbal commitment. The Browns apparently granted his wish, and the wideout will now be heading to Florida.

The former first-rounder disappointed during his tenure with the Ravens, but he showed some intrigue during his stint with the Browns. Perriman proceeded to play in 10 games (two starts) for Cleveland after joining the organization in October, hauling in 16 receptions for 340 yards and two touchdowns.

While targets may have been limited in Cleveland, Perriman should have an opportunity to establish a role in Tampa Bay. After trading DeSean Jackson and watching Adam Humphries sign with the Titans, the Bucs now lack depth behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.

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10 comments on “WR Breshad Perriman Backs Out Of Browns Deal, Will Sign With Buccaneers

  1. jeb39999

    Kinda hope the Bucs sign Golden Tate and Tyrell Williams just to see Breshads reaction

  2. brownsfan66

    as a browns fan I can say this young man really showed something last year that no one else notuced…. consistency. good pick up Tampa

  3. Michael Chaney

    I still think there would have been enough targets to go around for Perriman too, and without the Browns he might not have gotten a chance to jumpstart his career again.

    But he was solid for them down the stretch, and he’ll at least get an even better chance to build on that in Tampa. So good luck to him in the future.

    • He wants the chance to prove worthy of a big money long term deal. With OBJ, Landry, Calloway, Higgins, Njoku, Hunt, Chubb, And Johnson Jr. I doubt he’d be able to make the same impact he can in Tampa

      • Polish Hammer

        The Browns gave him a chance just to be worthy of any NFL deal, without them he’d be in the AAF praying for a chance.

  4. ruckus727

    Waste of 1/3 of our cap space. Go get help on defense or a RB. Jason Licht really frustrates me.

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