By Michael Hoag
The Cleveland Browns addressed their receiver problem by signing former first-round pick Breshad Perriman. Rookie receiver Derrick Willies was placed on injured reserve after fracturing his collarbone during Friday’s practice.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Saturday morning the team was signing Perriman, hours before the team made it official. The Browns were looking for receiver help before Rashard Higgins’ Week 5 injury, so they worked out receivers Rishard Matthews, Josh Huff, and Francis Owusu on Monday.
Those workouts also came before Willies’ unfortunate injury, leaving the Browns with just four active receivers for their Week 6 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers. There was a feeling a signing was needed, although Perriman’s name hadn’t been associated with the team.
Perriman seems like a band-aid, but he does have some talent despite never reaching the potential Baltimore saw in him when selecting him No. 26 overall in the 2015 NFL draft.
Interestingly, NFL Network draft analyst Lance Zierlein compared Perriman to Josh...