The Browns need receivers. They recently got two in Miles Austin and Earl Bennett. But if the Browns decide to move on, the impact will be minimal.
Per a source with knowledge of the contracts, the Browns gave Austin (pictured) only $300,000 in guaranteed money. Bennett got a mere $75,000.
Austin’s non-guaranteed base salary is a mere $1.7 million. Bennett will get $730,000 in base pay if he makes the team.
Whether both make it to Week One could depend on whether receiver Josh Gordon ends up being suspended. So, in a weird sort of way, Austin and Bennett probably should be quietly rooting against Gordon in the appeals process.