Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (16) celebrates during the game against the Baltimore Ravens in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated Baltimore 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2014: Cleveland Browns sign Andrew Hawkins after Bengals fail to match offer sheet

The Cincinnati Bengals had until today to decide if they wanted to match the offer the the Cleveland Browns put in to Andrew Hawkins, and their decision is one that fans may not like.

While he was an emerging star for the Bengals, both Ian Rapoport from NFL Network and Adam Schefter from ESPN are reporting that Cincinnati has chose to not match the offer sheet for Hawkins and he is now a member of the Cleveland Browns.


The loss of Hawkins likely won’t sit well with fans, as he was starting to look like a nice complement to A.J. Green. Still, the Bengals will move on and try to likely find someone in the draft while the Browns have added yet another great signing in an offseason that has proved to be fruitful for them.

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