Friday, May 11, 2012
Holmgren doesn't rule out adding receiver
By Jamison Hensley
The Browns weren't able to draft an impact wide receiver in the first three rounds, but team president Mike Holmgren hasn't ruled out signing one over the next couple of months.
"There’s a chance between now and the time ... we tee up that there will be an addition to the wide receiver group," Holmgren told a Cleveland radio station, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. "But if there isn’t, then honestly I feel pretty good about our guys."
Holmgren continues to express faith in Greg Little, the team's second-round pick from a year ago who led the team in receptions -- but also averaged one drop for every five passes thrown his way, according to Pro Football Focus.
"I said this last year and I will say it again, I think Little proved he can play in the league," Holmgren said, "and he’s going to get nothing but better after his first year."
Holmgren called Mohamed Massaquoi "the wild card" of the wide receiver group. He set career lows last season in catches (31), receiving yards (384) and yards per catch (12.4).
"I believe in that young man, I really do," Holmgren said. "I think he’s finally gotten over that concussion thing he’s had, and it kind of changed his game just a little a bit in my opinion. But he is a talented guy and I’ve had great talks with him and I think he can be a really, really fine player. So we will see."
Holmgren added, "If that happens and with the addition of [fourth-round draft pick Travis] Benjamin who is fast on fast, I mean he can really run, I think we’re going to be OK there. Did we go into the draft thinking we could pick up another one? Yes we did but it didn’t happen.”