Found March 18, 2014 on Tireball.com:
The Cleveland Browns have signed Andrew Hawkins to a four-year deal worth $13.6 million. Cincinnati had until midnight to match Cleveland’s offer if they wanted to keep the 5-foot-7 slot receiver. Instead they passed, giving the Browns another target opposite of breakout wide receiver Josh Gordon and tight end Jordan Cameron. Bengals not matching Browns offer sheet for Wr Andrew Hawkins. He's a Brown. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2014 Hawkins, 28, played in eight games last season catching 12 passes for 199 yards. His best season came in 2012 when he caught 51 passes for 533 yards and four touchdowns.
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