As the Browns enter their final, four-game stretch of the season, Rashard Higgins has six receptions for 77 yards. A big chunk of that total came last week against the Giants in a game that gave Higgins the biggest opportunity yet.
Splitting time with Andrew Hawkins in the No. 3 receiver role in Cleveland’s offense, Higgins played 20 snaps and finished with two catches for 34 yards. It’s impossible to predict what exactly is in store for Higgins over the next four games, but it’s clear he’s positioned himself for more playing time.
The fifth-round pick out of Colorado State had big expectations for his rookie season in Cleveland. The opportunities, though, just haven’t been plentiful enough to hit the kind of benchmarks he had as one of college football’s most productive wide receivers in 2014 and 2015, the story said.