The Cleveland Browns have signed TE Steve Heiden to a four-year contract extension, the club announced today.
Heiden played in all 16 games last season for the Browns, including six starts, and totaled 36 receptions for 244 yards and two touchdowns.
Heiden (6-foot-5, 267) has played the last five seasons with the Browns after being acquired from San Diego in 2002. Heiden's most productive season was in 2005 when he caught a career-high 43 receptions for 401 yards and three touchdowns.
Heiden is an eight-year veteran who has played in 111 career games, including 60 starts, during his career with San Diego and Cleveland.
He has totaled 156 receptions for 1,258 yards and 13 touchdowns.