The Cleveland Browns have already made it clear that they will be parting ways with linebacker Joe Schobert in free agency. However, it remains to be seen if he will be joined. by wide receiver Rashard Higgins.

The Browns have reportedly expressed interest in keeping Higgins around for the long haul. According to Mary Kay Cabot of, it will need to come at a reasonable price tag:

Higgins, who slipped off the carpet last year and into Freddie Kitchens’ doghouse, is still wanted by the Browns at the right price, a league source told

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Higgins’ representatives had already met with Cleveland during the NFL Scouting Combine. Since there has not been any indication about a deal in the works, it appears they could be prepared to let him test the market as an unrestricted free agent and use that as a benchmark for future negotiations.

The Browns took Higgins in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He finally started to show some promise after etching out a role for himself in the passing game during the 2018 campaign. Unfortunately, his criticisms of former head coach Freddie Kitchens ultimately put a cap on his playing time during the 2019 NFL season.

Regardless, it appears Cleveland is still intrigued by Higgins’ potential as a viable option for quarterback Baker Mayfield. After all, they have spared no expense to provide Mayfield with the most talented supporting cast possible. It is for this reason that they may have to opt-out of the bid if his price tag grows too high in free agency.