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​Belief in Hue Jackson helped convince WR Bryce Treggs to join Browns

New Browns receiver Bryce Treggs doesn't know much about rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer, save for one important dynamic.

"I heard he wants to throw the ball down the field," he said Wednesday with a smile, "so let's do it."

After all, that might be what the speedster does best. Treggs (6-0, 185 pounds), who joined Cleveland's active roster off the Eagles' practice squad, gives the Browns a much-needed vertical threat and prides himself on being more than just a burner.

Before making the decision to leave Philadelphia, though, Treggs said it was a phone call from coach Hue Jackson that convinced him to join a team in search of playmakers on the perimeter

"He said, 'Everything I've seen on tape, we're going to put that to use,'" Treggs said. "We're going to put your skillset to use, we're going to give you a chance to make plays for us. That's all I want as a football player. Money's great, but that's not why I play. I want to be out there making plays in front of people and helping the team win games."

Treggs, who went undrafted in 2016, played in nine games for the Eagles last season. Perhaps his most memorable moment was a 58-yard catch against the Giants in November. In college, he played with now-Rams quarterback Jared Goff and finished as one of Cal's most-prolific receivers with 195 catches for 2,506 yards.

It was in Berkeley two springs ago where Treggs first met Jackson, whom he said recruited his father, Brian, roughly three decades ago. "(He's a) great coach," Treggs said. "Have a great relationship with him so very excited to be playing for him.

Jackson, who was complimentary of Treggs, said the 23-year-old has "top-end" speed. "I think he can help us," he said

Treggs, who was waived by the Eagles on cut-down day last month, said that transaction gave him extra motivation.

"I've had a chip on my shoulder since I got into the league," he said, "and it's only bigger now."

Treggs hopes he'll be able to showcase his talents this weekend.

"I'm just ready to get out there," he said, "and play on Sunday."

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