The Cleveland Browns have reportedly traded for wide receiver Jarvis Landry, per multiple sources.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Browns will send two undisclosed draft picks to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for the talented and accomplished slot receiver. Neither of the picks are first or second rounders, he added.
Browns trading two draft picks to Dolphins for WR Jarvis Landry, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2018
UPDATE: Per the Miami Herald‘s Armando Salguero, the Browns traded 4th round pick No. 123—not pick No. 101—and a 7th-rounder in 2019, in exchange for Landry.
The Dolphins compensation from Cleveland for Jarvis Landry is a fourth-round pick (#123 overall) this year and a seventh-round pick next year, per source.— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) March 10, 2018
Last season, Landry’s explosiveness helped him finish 19th in Pro Football Focus’ wide receiver rankings. And he found that success with retired-then-not Jay Cutler behind center, not injured Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill who missed the entire season.
Landry was up for a new contract, and it didn’t appear the Dolphins were interested in paying his market value, so they used their franchise tag on him on March 8, and then agreed to trade him just one day later.
The Browns will pay Landry the franchise tag receiver figure—$15,982,000—and are actively attempting negotiate his extension as quickly as possible, per Schefter.
Spotrac anticipates Landry’s extension eclipsing Mike Evans’ recent deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which made him the second-highest paid wide receiver in NFL history on a per-year average basis.
Jarvis Landry’s extension with the #Browns should ring in a tick below Mike Evans’ extension. He holds a near $14M AAV market value. For now his $15.9M franchise tag hits their cap. https://t.co/SvyNIlz2VS— Spotrac (@spotrac) March 9, 2018
The deal cannot be made official until March 14, the first day of the NFL’s league year.
UPDATE: Per Peter Schrager, the Browns “might not be done today” and are very active this afternoon.
Browns might not be done today, either. The phone lines are open and active on a Friday late afternoon. New era of Browns football has begun. @gmfb @nflnetwork @NFLonFOX— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) March 9, 2018