The Cleveland Browns have some important decisions to make soon in regards to free agency.
These decisions involve not just free agents from other teams, but making decisions on their own players as well.
Entering 2019, Rashard Higgins was expected to have a great year as the No.3 receiver to Baker Mayfield.
After all, the two had shown great chemistry during Mayfield’s rookie season in 2018.
Higgins was also coming off of a career year in 2018 with 39 receptions for 572 yards and 4 touchdowns.
However, Higgins finished 2019 with only 4 catches for 55 yards and 1 touchdown.
It was a strange season for Higgins as he dealt with an early-season injury and found himself in the doghouse of Freddie Kitchens for most of the year.
Are The Browns Ready To Roll Out The Red Carpet?
Last season, Higgins signed with the Browns as a restricted free agent tender.
This season, however, he is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent.
Given what went on with Higgins throughout the 2019 NFL season, it seemed a certainty that Higgins would not be back for the 2020 season.
However, with a new head coach and front office, there is now a possibility he could return.
Higgins has recently made social media posts that may be hinting at a return to the Browns.
Higgins posted this post on Instagram late Wednesday evening with the caption “Bring The Red Carpet Out,” showing the Browns mascot in the background.
Higgins is well-known for his red carpet celebrations with the Browns.
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Higgins also retweeted a recent post in which a fan said that he wished the Cleveland Browns would sign Higgins to a “lifetime contract.”
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Andrew Berry will meet with Browns’ player reps at the Combine
According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, Browns GM Andrew Berry has made it clear he will work on the “pre-market” extensions with players.
“We’re going to be aggressive in engaging in pre-market extensions for players that we view as pillar players — long-term fits for the organization,’’ he said. “That does present it challenges, but those are challenges that we’re going to have to face every year.”
“We have done a really nice of staying in communication with the representation for all players that have expiring deals and we’re going to touch base with a number of them. I’m not going to get into any more specifics, but we believe in honest and direct communication and that’s something we’re going to continue over the next couple of weeks.”
Will Higgins be back with the Browns in 2020?
We will certainly know soon enough.