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Jarvis Landry a bit ahead of schedule with rehab from hip injury

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Browns wide receiver still shooting for August return date.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry delivered some good news on Wednesday when he revealed he is slightly “ahead of schedule” in his rehab from offseason hip surgery.

As long as everything continues to proceed smoothly, Landry remains hopeful that he will be able to return to the field in August, provided that the Browns and the rest of the NFL are practicing by then.

Landry played the entire 2019 season with a fractured sacrum that ultimately left him with a torn labrum in his hip that necessitated surgery in February. After originally planning to not have surgery, Landry changed his mind after the pain did not go away and has been encouraged by the progress he has been making, according to cleveland.com:

“The rehab process is going great. Right now I’m a little bit ahead of schedule. Most important thing is taking it day by day and being healthy for the season. It was something I knew I needed. I was going to play the tough guy for another year. I didn’t want to be a reason for the team not having success.”

His rehab work has kept Landry from participating in workouts that quarterback Baker Mayfield has been holding recently in Austin, Texas, but Landry has been working out at the same training facility in Florida as Donovan Peoples-Jones, a sixth-round selection in this year’s draft by the Browns.

Landry has been impressed by the rookie’s desire for information, he told cleveland.com:

“He asks a lot of questions and I admire that about him. Right now he has an opportunity to get his legs back up under him. He texted me on day three and he said I can’t wait, and I was like ‘oh wait, we drafted you.’ It was kind of an awkward moment. But we’re getting a guy that can really help us with all the potential he has.”

Despite his injury, Landry finished last season with 83 receptions for a career-high 1,174 yards and six touchdowns - all team highs for the Browns. In his six seasons in the league, Landry has 564 receptions for 6,188 yards and 32 touchdowns while never missing a game.