Landry is poised to sign a five-year, $75.5 million contract extension with the Browns, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Per the report, Landry's deal would include $47 million in guaranteed money. It's the sort of financial commitment that cements the pass catcher's status as a cornerstone of a rebuilding Browns franchise. The 25-year-old, who hauled in 112 passes for 987 yards and nine TDs for the Dolphins in 2017, will be joining returnees Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman in an intriguing wide receiver group that is slated to catch passes from QB Tyrod Taylor. Of course, with Landry in it for the long haul, he'll presumably be working with another signal-caller down the road, with the Browns almost assuredly slated to take a QB in the first round of this month's NFL draft.
Landry's agent has talked with the Bears and Ravens, among others, about a potential trade for the wide receiver, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. With no long-term deal expected in Miami, the 25-year-old slot receiver will sign the franchise tag and hope his agent can find a trade with a team that's willing to give Landry the type of contract he's seeking. Baltimore and Chicago would be promising destinations in terms of maintaining his lofty target volume, as both teams have a glaring lack of receiving talent on their current rosters. No trade can officially go through until the new league year begins March 14.
Landry will sign a franchise tag with the Dolphins on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Rapoport assumes this is a signal that a trade is on the horizon since the Dolphins and Landry couldn't agree to a long-term deal. In 16 games last season, the LSU product hauled in a league-best 112 receptions for 987 yards and 13 touchdowns. Landry is an elite talent, but his yards per catch dropped from 12.08 to 8.81 between the 2016 and 2017 seasons, respectively, while he failed to record a 100-yard game in the latter season. Still, the asking price for Landry hovers around two first-round picks, and it'll be exciting to see the extent of his potential if he's traded and matched with a high-caliber quarterback -- something he hasn't had during his four-season stint in Miami.
Landry has been given permission to seek and facilitate a trade from the Dolphins, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. After failing to agree to a long-term extension, the Dolphins placed a $16.2 million franchise tag on Landry last week, but that doesn't guarantee the wideout will call Miami home come Week 1. It was initially believed that any trade for Landry would have to involve two first-round draft picks, but it has been reported that the Dolphins' asking price has lowered. Landry is coming off an NFL-leading 112-catch season, to go along with 987 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in 16 games.
Landry will sign the Dolphins' franchise tag, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. It's a $16 million non-exclusive tag, meaning the wideout could still sign an offer sheet with another team but that team would have to forfeit two first-round picks to the Dolphins, a move that is highly unlikely. The three-time Pro Bowler is coming off a season in which he registered an NFL-leading 112 catches to go along with 987 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in 16 games. Landry's rookie contract ended after the 2017 season, which would have made him an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
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|2||09/16||@New Orleans Saints||20||20.00|
|3||09/21||New York Jets||19||20.00|
|6||10/14||Los Angeles Chargers||7||17.00|
|7||10/21||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||31||23.75|
|9||11/04||Kansas City Chiefs||30||23.35|
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