1. Higgins stepped up
Not everyone on the offense walked away feeling down on Tuesday. The inconsistent play didn’t mean they were a complete mess as some good plays did stand out — none of which were better than the grab Rashard Higgins made at the end of the session.
Higgins took it in from roughly 25-yards out to finish the day and it was another nice development for him as he has really been turning it on in camp. Just the day before, Higgins was praised by offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt for the work he has been putting in.
"“Higgins has stepped up. He really has been impressive with his ability to finish plays,” Van Pelt said via Scott Petrak of Browns Zone. “He battles right to the end in the run game, and in the pass game. He is getting better each day. I would say Higgins right now is the one that to me is really putting the work in. He is really doing a nice job in every phase of the game.”"
Right now, Higgins is the favorite for the No. 3 job and while rookie Donovan Peoples-Jones has done well, No. 82 (weird to see that number on him still) has the inside track.
What really stands out in the comments from Van Pelt is how Higgins is getting it done in the run game. It’s no secret that new head coach Kevin Stefanski wants to be a run-first offense. That means Higgins getting it done in this part of the game could be huge when it comes to him seeing the field.
Cleveland gets a much-needed day off on Wednesday and while their momentum on offense is in question, the play from Higgins to close the day out might be able to change that.