Cleveland Browns Rumors: Browns want WR Rashard Higgins back

Cleveland Browns Rashard Higgins (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)
Cleveland Browns Rashard Higgins (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) /

A rumor from’s Mary Kay Cabot claims the Cleveland Browns want to bring back Rashard Higgins for 2020 but only at the right price.

Rumors have it the Cleveland Browns want to bring back Rashard Higgins, according to Mary Kay Cabot, as long as it’s at the right price. Higgins was a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft out of Colorado State and failed to catch on right away, getting cut and waved from the team before being moved to the practice squad for a few weeks. He would eventually be brought up to the main roster and would spend the next three years playing for the Browns.

He would miss some time in 2017 and 2018, but those would be his best seasons to date. He brought in 27 receptions for 312 yards and two touchdowns in 2017 and 39 receptions for 572 yards and four touchdowns in 2018. In total, however, he’s only amassed 1,016 yards in his four seasons and has only started six games.

Despite former head coach Freddie Kitchens’ claims otherwise, it looked like Higgins was in the ‘dawg’-house last year for not going into the Seattle game on Oct. 13. After that Higgins would see less and less of the field and would eventually be left out of gameplans entirely. It eventually lead to the former head coach saying that Higgins knows what he needs to do to get back on the field, further implying that Higgins was a malcontent in the locker room.

Higgins has one moderately good year to his name, and already had an entire year marred by his attitude. Yet, the Browns want to bring him back. Either the Browns are super high on Higgins, for some reason, or the Browns really don’t have any desire in chasing after a free agent wide receiver or taking one in the first two days of the NFL Draft. Either way, this should concern the fans, because if Higgins got himself in trouble once before, what makes you think he’d change now? The Browns seem to be making troubling off-seasons decisions that might not help them long term.

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