By changing his Twitter profile to ‘Pass Catcher,’ Browns’ tight end Jordan Cameron made perfectly clear what he thought of an arbitrator’s ruling that New Orleans Saint Jimmy Graham is not a wide receiver.
The decision means the Saints–who franchised Graham–will only pay the Pro Browler a contract commiserate with that position. NFL franchise tags were set this year at $7 million for tight ends and $12.3 million for receivers.
ESPN reporter Darren Rovell caught the change.
Apparently Cameron didn’t think anyone would notice the change.
In other Twitter Cameron news, We also learned the USC product is a big fan of 50-Cent.
Cameron should be a key cog in the Browns offense this year, especially with the suspension clouds still hanging over Josh Gordon. However, it’s still in doubt whether Cameron will be able to shake the attention he’ll draw from not having Gordon on the same field.
NFL.com writer Chris Wesseling ranked Cameron as the fourth-best tight end in the league, with the former basketball player ranking second only to Jimmy Graham in receiving yards and third in receptions among tight ends in 2013.
Wesseling also points out the mega-year Cameron was on pace to have before Jason Campbell came along and ruined everything.
“With the underwhelming duo of Brandon Weeden and Brian Hoyer running the show, Cameron was on pace for 98 receptions, 1,192 yards and 12 touchdowns as the Browns’ best player halfway through last season. For comparison’s sake, Graham finished the year with 86 receptions for 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns.
It’s no coincidence that Cameron’s numbers plummeted once signal-caller Jason Campbell took the reins in the second half of the season.
It was obvious on Game Rewind that Campbell ignored receivers who weren’t already open in favor of dumpoffs, checkdowns and the occasional bomb to Gordon.”
Cameron ended up catching 80 balls for 917 yards and seven touchdowns.