Browns, Breshad Perriman mutually agree to scrap 1-year, $4 million deal

Perriman reportedly will opt to sign same contract with Tampa Bay

Daryl Ruiter
March 12, 2019 - 11:12 pm

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Receiver Breshad Perriman will not return to the Cleveland Browns.

Perriman and the Browns “mutually agreed” to scrap their one-year, $4 million deal they had agreed to earlier on Tuesday following the pending trade for star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. a league source confirmed to 92.3 The Fan.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news. Perriman is expected to sign the same contract with Tampa Bay according to Schefter.

Browns general manager John Dorsey struck a deal with the Giants for Beckham Tuesday evening for the Nos 17 and 95 picks in the 2019 NFL Draft and safety Jabrill Peppers.

Perriman, who caught 16 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games last season for the Browns, was hoping a strong 2019 in Cleveland would help him reset his market value next offseason.

With new contracts not binding until they’re submitted at 4 p.m. eastern Wednesday, Dorsey did right by Perriman and allowed him to pursue an opportunity to get more targets elsewhere.