The Browns secured wide receiver Rashard Higgins on Monday, signing him to his original-round tender as a restricted free agent.
Higgins is now scheduled to play on a one-year contract worth $2.025 million and become an unrestricted free agent in 2020. The tender had been placed on Higgins, a fifth-round draft pick in 2016, last month.
Three other players whom former Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown drafted didn't fare as well Monday as the team began its voluntary offseason workout program.
Strong safety Derrick Kindred, receiver Ricardo Louis and cornerback Howard Wilson were all waived by the Browns. Kindred and Louis were fourth-round picks in 2016. Wilson was a fourth-round selection in 2017 who missed the past two seasons because of injuries.
The Browns also re-signed cornerback Juston Burris, who appeared in four games with them last season after being signed off the New York Jets’ practice squad.
They retained two other players by signing them as exclusive rights free agents: defensive tackle Trevon Coley and safety Jermaine Whitehead.