Browns receiver Rod Streater is out for the year with a broken neck suffered in Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Chargers.
Streater, signed after the Browns traded Josh Gordon, was injured early in the first quarter covering a punt. He had seen an increase in snaps and was set to become more of a focal point of the offense as injuries piled up at wide receiver. He did not record a catch this season. Team doctors expect a full recovery and the injury does not require surgery.
Jackson said Higgins has been playing well and doing some good things, according to the story. The team could bring in another target, but the story added that they will likely look for Streater, Willies and Ratley to step in.
Antonio Callaway, who replaced Josh Gordon as the starting X receiver, struggled in Oakland and might have his playing time pulled back a bit, coach Hue Jackson said.
He played 70% of the snaps in Oakland. On the Browns' second drive, Callaway slipped on the baseball grass and the ball went off his hands and into those of Gareon Conley, who returned it 36 yards for a pick-six.
As the story said, it was the first of many mistakes for Callaway, who caught only three of his nine targets for 54 yards. He missed a deep ball from Baker Mayfield in the end zone that would've tied it at 7, and dropped a 2-point pass in the end zone after Nick Chubb's 63-yard TD run. Streater or Ratley could get more work as a result, the story said.