Browns want to lock up Cameron
Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron had a breakout season in 2013 and it looks like the Browns want to lock him up before he’ll command big money. ESPN Cleveland reports that the Browns want to avoid what just happened with Alex Mack, meaning they’d like to lock Cameron up long-term now. Unfortunately there hasn’t been much success in talks so far.
The Browns want to avert another Alex Mack situation by re-signing Cameron to a multi-year contract before his final contract year lapses in 2014. Those talks have been going on without success. If a new deal isn’t arrived at before the end of 2014, Cameron could be a candidate for the franchise tag in 2015. ( ESPN Cleveland)
I can’t blame the Browns for wanting to lock Cameron up and I can’t blame Cameron for wanting to get a big payday now. I’m sure the issue is the Browns still aren’t sure what they have while Jordan is claiming to be a tight end in the league.
Yes, Cameron had a great 2013 catching 80 passes for 917 yards and a touchdown but those numbers were fairly deceiving. Jordan was an all or nothing player in 2013 and a lot of that depended on whom the quarterback was. In addition to that some of his numbers were compiled in garbage time.I do think Cameron is the real deal but I can’t blame the Browns for holding off on top tight end money. If he backs it up he’s without a doubt worth franchise tight end money. They just need to make sure he can back it up as it’s unlikely he takes less than that.