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Mike Holmgren: Massaquoi ready for Browns breakout

During the OTAs and minicamp, which wrap up this week, there has been no shortage of stories about players poised to have breakout seasons in 2012.

One of those players is Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, who is coming off a season during which he caught a career-low 31 passes for 384 yards with two touchdowns. Of course, those numbers aren't too far from his career-highs in receptions (36, in 2010) and the 624 receiving yards with three touchdowns he had as a rookie. From an advanced metrics standpoint, Massaquoi has failed to crack the Top 70 in Football Outsiders' DYAR or DVOA in each of his three seasons in the NFL.

Still, the Browns must see something in Massaquoi, a holdover from the Eric Mangini era, Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer wrote over the weekend.

"I think he's ready to have a breakout year," Browns president Mike Holmgren.

As a second-round pick out of the SEC back in 2009, many would have expected a breakout season to have come much earlier in his career. Massaquoi is scheduled to earn the league minimum ($615,000), so his spot on the roster is likely secure. If he is not more productive in the final year of his rookie contract, however, Massaquoi is unlikely to get another deal from the Browns.

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