Cleveland Browns trade for Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry, per reports
The Cleveland Browns will be sending two draft picks to the Miami Dolphins in a trade for wide receiver Jarvis Landry, according to multiple reports.
According to Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot, the Dolphins will receive a fourth-rounder in 2018 (No. 123 overall) and a seventh-rounder in 2019. The Browns swapped their other fourth-rounder this year in part of a separate trade to land CB Damarious Randall from Green Bay.
And capping off one of the busiest days in franchise offseason history, the Browns also landed QB Tyrod Taylor via trade from the Buffalo Bills. Have you got all that yet?
Landry, 25, recently signed his one-year franchise tender with the Dolphins for $16.2 million in 2018, but it was clear that the Dolphins were open to a trade for weeks now. He led the NFL in receptions with 112 last season and nine touchdown catches. However, his 987 receiving yards in 2017 was one of the lowest totals for any wideout catching 100 or more passes in a season.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the deal involves a 2018 pick and a 2019 pick from Cleveland.
The Browns might not know who their quarterback will bet yet, but they now have added a three-time Pro Bowler who can add some juice to a unit that needed help. In a perfect world, a top three of Landry, Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman could be a strong situation at wideout.
Flush with cap space, the Browns have no issue with taking on Landry’s high salary, and he can play out this season with the hope of earning a long-term deal. The Baltimore Ravens also were among the teams expected to pursue a trade, but the Browns beat them to it.