Hooray for ‘Hollywood’! Higgins staying put

Receiver signs one-year deal with Browns

Hooray for ‘Hollywood’! Higgins staying put
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins (81) celebrates with teammates after scoring a 7-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) (Source: Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Rashard “Hollywood” Higgins, a favorite target of Baker Mayfield two seasons ago before falling out of favor last season with head coach Freddie Kitchens, is staying with the Browns, signing a one-year deal on Tuesday worth just under $1,000,000.

Higgins had his best season in 2018, pulling in 39 passes for 572 yards and 4 touchdowns, as Mayfield, a rookie, seemingly relied on him.

But under Kitchens, Higgins’ play suffered. He injured his knee in the season opener, and wasn’t on the same page with Kitchens when it came to a return date.

Now he gets another shot under new head coach Kevin Stefanski. And another chance to prove that the chemistry with Mayfield was real.

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