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Rashard Higgins week-to-week with MCL sprain

Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins will miss time because of a sprained MCL, coach Hue Jackson said Monday. 

Higgins, who will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, left Sunday's overtime win against the Ravens after making three catches for 66 yards and a touchdown. 

"He played well, obviously he was doing some really good things," Jackson said. "We'll miss him until we get him back. He's been very consistent for our football team." 

Higgins, a third-year player and former fifth-round pick, has been one of rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield's favorite targets this season with 16 catches for 244 yards. 

Higgins was arguably the team's most improved player in training camp following two quiet seasons in Cleveland. He had 27 catches for 312 yards last season after being initially waived in roster cuts. 

Since then, Higgins has earned a significant role on a new-look receivers room that includes Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway. While the Browns will explore adding another receiver to the room, Jackson suggested the team will lean on backups in veteran Rod Streater and rookies Derrick Willies and Damion Ratley to fill the void left by Higgins. 

"We have some good candidates here," Jackson said. "We'll see how that unfolds as we go through the day … I feel like these guys know our system, know exactly what we're looking for and practice the way we do."​