posted on Jun, 3 2004 @ 04:02 PM
Tight end Steve Heiden, who started the first nine games for the Cleveland Browns in 2003 before suffering an ankle injury, has agreed a three-year
contract extension with the club.
Heiden caught 18 passes for 134 yards before suffering the injury on November 9 at Kansas City that ended his season.
He has played 67 NFL games, starting 28, and caught 49 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns.
Browns coach Butch Davis said: "We want people like Steve with the Cleveland Browns. He is a versatile and talented veteran who has proven himself as
both a starting tight end and H-back."
Heiden will probably be used as a H-back and a second tight end since the Browns selected Miami tight end Kellen Winslow in the first round of the
Heiden was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 1999 and was traded to Cleveland prior to the 2002 season.