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Rashard Higgins put his skills on display in Cleveland's preseason opener

With Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry sitting out of the Cleveland Brownspreseason opener last Thursday, it's no surprise that fourth-year wideout Rashard Higgins came through with a strong performance. We highlighted the potential of the talented young Browns' receiving corps this past offseason, and it appears Higgins has picked up right where he left off.

The 24-year-old left his mark on Thursday's opener by catching five-of-six targets for 98 yards and a touchdown, earning a 77.8 receiving grade. Higgins capped off an excellent opening drive for the Browns by hauling in a 24-yard touchdown strike in traffic from Baker Mayfield. The connection between Mayfield and Higgins on the opening drive is a direct result of chemistry built between the two last season.  When Mayfield threw his way in 2018, Higgins averaged a healthy 2.01 yards per route run and generated a 126.9 passer rating when targeted.

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