Higgins has played well since being pushed into a bigger role following the injury to Odell Beckham. He tested the free agent market last year but elected to come back to the Browns on a one-year deal.
Higgins, 26, is a former fifth-round pick of the Browns back in 2016. He was entering the second year of his four-year, $2.584 million contract when the Browns elected to cut him loose at the start of the 2017 season.
Higgins was later signed to the Browns’ practice squad before eventually being promoted to their active roster during the 2017 season. Cleveland brought Higgins back on a one-year restricted deal worth $2.025 million for 2019 and re-signed him to a one-year deal in 2020.
In 2020, Higgins has appeared in 10 games for the Browns and caught 25 passes for 400 yards and three touchdowns.