The Cleveland Browns have begun preliminary discussions in regards to a contract extension for wide receiver Hollywood Higgins.
A report from Josina Anderson Wednesday morning indicates that a player could be extending his stay in Cleveland. That player? Rashard Higgins. Anderson reported that the Browns and Higgins have had discussions in regards to a contract extension.
Rashard Higgins has been productive a few times this season after Odell Beckham Jr. was lost for the season. In fact, Higgins caught 6 passes for 110 yards in the game Beckham was injured in. Higgins put together another impressive performance in this past Sunday’s win over the Titans with 6 receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown. It is also worth mentioning that Rashard Higgins only accumulated 8 receptions for 142 yards in the four games in-between those aforementioned performances.
The idea of extending Rashard Higgins is a bit confusing when examining the roster as a whole. With a healthy Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, Higgins is the third receiver on a good day. That is before considering Austin Hooper and Harrison Bryant as key pieces in Kevin Stefanskis’s offense. Then add in the money they are currently paying Kareem Hunt and a possible Nick Chubb extension on the horizon, should they be extending another player on the offensive side of the ball considering the issues they have on defense? Unless one or more trades of offensive players take place this offseason there are better ways to use their financial resources in order to build a complete team. Extending another pass catcher while keeping everyone else on the team just does not make sense at this time.