Browns Rumor: Team parting ways with Rashard Higgins

Browns Rashard Higgins (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
Browns Rashard Higgins (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

The Cleveland Browns are rumored to be letting Rashard Higgins walk this offseason due to his marketplace value being higher than expected.

This is merely a rumor but it tracks with what we’ve heard this offseason about the Browns possibly trying to get faster on offense. NFL Rumors on Twitter posted a Tweet saying that due to the rising demand in Rashard Higgins in free agency, the Browns were going to let the receiver walk. It’s not the first time this regime has opted not to pursue a player that could help them strictly because they may cost a million or two more than they want to spend.

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Now, Andrew Berry himself said he wants to bring back Higgins but just a week ago, Higgins had yet to receive any contract offers from the Browns.

Cleveland may want to bring Higgins back but know he’ll be priced out of their plans. They’ll probably offer him a contract, just to say they did, thinking he’ll decline it. Who knows, maybe Higgins will take a little less to come back to Cleveland? That seems unlikely though.

Mary Kay Cabot though suggests that if Higgins gets his market value of about $6 million a year, that the Browns may not want to add that much more to the receiving corps.

Who knows what Higgins’s future will be? It’s impossible to know until we know. He might be on his way out, he might be ready to be apart of this team for another decade. The thing that we do know is that the Cleveland fanbase likes him. He and quarterback Baker Mayfield have a good report. These are guys that play well together.

Unfortunately, Cleveland may want to improve their offense even more by adding some speed at receiver. Donovan Peoples-Jones is nice, but he’s still a project. Higgins and Jarvis Landry aren’t speedsters by any means and Odell Beckham is a walking disabled-list.

Moving on from Higgins may be just a rumor for now, but it’s one that Browns’ faithful won’t be happy to hear.

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