Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry is looking for a new NFL home, and he's considering taking his talents to the NFC South. On Wednesday, ESPN's Dianna Russini reported that Landry will visit the Atlanta Falcons.
Following the Browns' addition of Amari Cooper, Landry was given permission to seek a trade. However, Cleveland couldn't find a partner, so Landry was released Monday. The Falcons are not seen as one of the premier contenders in the NFC, but a recent development catapulted the franchise back into the headlines. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Falcons have emerged as a sleeper team to acquire embattled quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank knows Watson, who served as a Falcons ball boy years ago, per Schefter. If Watson finds his way to Atlanta, it would certainly become a more intriguing landing spot for Landry. The 29-year-old has spent the past four seasons with the Browns after spending his first four seasons with the Miami Dolphins. While his best seasons came wearing a Dolphins uniform, Landry did catch 83 passes for 1,174 yards and six touchdowns in 2019.
The Falcons certainly have a need for a big-name receiver. They traded Julio Jones away last offseason, watched Calvin Ridley step away from the game -- and then get suspended indefinitely for gambling on NFL games -- and finally saw Russell Gage reportedly agree to terms with the rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There's a big hole to fill out wide for either Matt Ryan or Watson, and adding Landry would help.