Cleveland Browns’ tight end Jordan Cameron had a breakout season in 2013.
The former fourth round pick out of USC made 80 catches for 917 yards and seven touchdowns. The Browns would like to get an extension done with Cameron before the end of 2014.
However, according to Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com, the two sides are not progressing on a deal.
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. The rest of the depth chart is filled – over-filled, really – with role players. Barnidge is an underrated combination in-line blocker and occasional receiver. Gray is a multi-dimensional threat, a college QB who can run and catch. Milton and Smith primarily are blockers. They were joined in the role by Dray, a free-agent acquisition of the new regime. The fact GM Ray Farmer would add Dray to an already bloated roster at the position indicates how highly he thinks of him as a blocking force.
That means the Browns could focus on a tight end in the early rounds of next week’s draft.