Higgins hauled in one pass (four targets) for 38 yards during Sunday's 21-21 draw with the Steelers.
Higgins was on the field for 61 percent of Cleveland's offensive snaps, making him the clear No. 3 receiver behind Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon and ahead of rookie Antonio Callaway. The third-year wideout caught only one pass, but it went for 38 yards after Higgins beat his defender on a go-route. With Landry and Gordon expected to dominate the target share, it'll be interesting to see how involved Higgins remains going forward.
Higgins brought in both of his targets for 27 yards in Thursday's 5-0 preseason win over the Eagles.
Higgins -- who's battling for a roster spot -- has made a strong impression thus far in the preseason. Through three games, the 23-year-old has eight catches for 113 yards, including four receptions for 66 yards during the exhibition opener. Rookie wideout Antonio Callaway (groin) currently has the leg up for the third receiver spot, but Higgins has a relatively good shot at making the team in a depth role.
Higgins opened the preseason with four catches for 66 yards on five targets in Thursday's 20-10 win over the Giants.
Higgins got plenty of work with the starters, as fellow wide receiver Josh Gordon didn't play in this one. He caught back-to-back passes of six and 21 yards from Tyrod Taylor on Cleveland's second possession, then added receptions of 26 and 13 yards courtesy of Baker Mayfield later in the first half. The 23-year-old wide receiver capped last season with a two-touchdown performance in Week 17, and Higgins could still earn significant reps opposite Gordon on the outside this year, as free agent acquisition Jarvis Landry does most of his work in the slot.
Higgins, who caught three of four targets for 68 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Steelers, ends 2017 with 27 receptions for 312 yards and two scores.
Higgins began the year on the practice squad but was soon promoted after Corey Coleman was shelved with a hand injury. He finished tied for fourth on the team in receptions and should be considered for a roster spot in 2018, depending on what the Browns do in the draft and free agency.
Higgins caught both of his targets for 10 yards during Sunday's 27-10 loss to Baltimore.
Higgins saw more snaps (52 of 64) than Corey Coleman, though he was unable to establish a connection with DeShone Kizer. The former second-round pick --- who began the season on the practice squad -- has 22 receptions for 224 yards overall, but he's logged just two catches in his last three contests despite the increase in snaps.
|4||9/30/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
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