Higgins is slated to make $21.8 million underneath the franchise tag, and he’s underneath no obligation to attend OTAs or coaching camp till he indicators the franchise tag contract.

Taylor would not know when Higgins will report, however he would not see Higgins’ scenario as a distraction.

“Those are their enterprise selections they make and we’ll proceed to arrange the blokes which might be there and prepare for coaching camp,” Taylor stated. “Excited to have a fantastic 12 months with Tee.”

Cleveland Browns: Deshaun Watson Sounds Upbeat About His Progress

Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson sounds upbeat about his progress getting back from season-ending shoulder surgical procedure. Watson stated he is begun throwing once more on his  “Quarterback Unplugged” podcast with Quarterback Coach Quincy Avery. 

“The scenario is nice,” Watson stated. “We’re in a fantastic spot, proper the place we should be. We have loads of time to ramp up the throwing periods and issues like that, however the whole lot goes fairly clean.

“As lengthy as I’m feeling properly and the medical doctors and (bodily therapists) and everybody are on the identical web page, we’re in a great place.”

The Browns signed quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Tyler Huntley throughout free company, however they’re relying on Watson to remain wholesome. He’s getting into his third season with the Browns and has solely performed 12 of a attainable 34 video games on account of accidents and an 11-game suspension.

At the Owners Meetings, General Manager Andrew Berry stated he expects Watson to be 100% properly earlier than Week 1.

“All the medical work that is been performed at this cut-off date, Deshaun’s restoration thus far, it has been actually optimistic,” Berry stated. “We’re not anticipating any points.”

Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Tomlin Thinks Patrick Queen’s Best Play Is Still Ahead

Facing the Ravens twice a season gave Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin loads of alternatives to look at and research linebacker Patrick Queen.

Now that Queen has signed with the Steelers after 4 seasons with the Ravens, it provides extra animosity to the rivalry between the 2 groups. Tomlin thinks the within linebacker can elevate his sport to a different stage after making the Pro Bowl for the primary time. Tomlin identified that Queen remains to be simply 24 years previous.

“He has the definitive distinctive mixture of youth and expertise,” Tomlin stated via the Steelers’ website. “He got here into the league as a 20-year-old. He’s performed in each sport since he is been within the NFL. He’ been extremely accessible. Youth and expertise is a novel factor. He has it.

“I’m actually enthusiastic about what he’s going to be for us. You’re speaking a couple of man who’s 24.5 years previous that may be a Pro Bowl caliber participant. It’s affordable to count on him to proceed to get higher.”