John Dorsey to meet with agents for Breshad Perriman and Jamie Collins   

Browns GM hopes to clarify long-term plans for both players at Combine

Daryl Ruiter
February 28, 2019 - 12:20 pm

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Indianapolis, IN (92.3 The Fan) – Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey plans to meet with the agents for linebacker Jamie Collins and receiver Breshad Perriman in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine.

Perriman, represented by super-agent Drew Rosenhaus, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 13 but other teams can begin negotiations with Perriman on March 11 leaving Dorsey with a tight window of 11 days to get a deal done.

“We’ve had numerous conversations with his agent,” Dorsey said. “I’ve spoken to him directly and he’s expressed a willingness to be here in Cleveland. So I think you wait for that process unfold. I would love to have that player here.”   

Perriman caught 16 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games, two starts for the Browns after being signed on Oct. 13.

Dorsey will meet with Collins’ agent, Bus Cook, on Friday.

“We’re going to talk about the long-term plan for Jamie,” Dorsey said.

Consistency with Collins, who led the team with 13 tackles-for-loss and had four sacks and seven QB hits, is a concern considering his salary.

“There was some inconsistencies. You don’t know what leads to it. He may have been nicked,” Dorsey said. “There’s certain things that come. All I know is he’s a very talented football player and you can’t have enough of those guys on your team.”

Collins has two-years and $23 million left on the four-year, $50 million extension he signed in 2016, but all $26.4 million in guaranteed money has been paid. He is due a roster bonus in March and could be cut should he not elect to restructure.

“Jamie is a good football player,” Dorsey said. “So what we’re going to do is, we’re going to sit and talk to his representatives, we’re going to go back as an organization and talk about all these different things and then we’ll make a decision here moving forward.”