The Facts: Higgins will be back for another season with the Browns. The receiver agreed to a one-year deal with the Browns worth $910,000, sources told Plain Dealer staffer Mary Kay Cabot.
Diehards Line: Higgins turned down more money to sign elsewhere with multiple teams, the source told Cabot, and wanted to be here because he loves playing with Baker Mayfield. Higgins will compete for the third wide receiver spot with sixth-round pick Donovan Peoples-Jones and others. Higgins slipped into Freddie Kitchens’ doghouse in 2019, but the Browns were interested in keeping him at the right price. After getting on Kitchens’ bad side last season when he returned from a sprained knee, Higgins rarely played and almost never got any targets. In the Seattle game Oct. 13, he declined to enter the game in the fourth quarter, and was never able to recover from it with last year’s staff. He finished the season with four catches for 55 yards and one TD. He was one of two Browns players who got in a hole with the coaching staff and couldn’t dig themselves out. The other was tight end David Njoku, who had his fifth-year option exercised Monday.