Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry stated that the team would like to have the wide receiver back.
If it were up to public statements only, Rashard Higgins and the Cleveland Browns would have agreed to a new contract already. Higgins already stated that he wants to remain with the team while general manager Andrew Berry said something similar Wednesday.
Berry mentions that Rashard Higgins played a “key role” for the team last season. Higgins stepped up after Odell Beckham Jr. was lost for the year and helped Cleveland’s passing offense stay afloat in their run to the postseason.
What it comes down to for Rashard Higgins and the Cleveland Browns is dollars and cents. Cleveland already has a lot of money committed salary wise to their pass catchers. The trio of Beckham, Jarvis Landry, and Austin Hooper combine for a nearly $40 million cap hit. Unless a restructure occurs or the team moves on from at least one of this players, it is hard to imagine paying a high price for a receiver when the team has so many holes on the other side of the ball.