New York Jets listed as suitors for Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry

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The Cowboys traded Amari Cooper to the Browns Saturday, receiving a fifth-round pick and a sixth-round pick in return.

Now that Cleveland has a new top receiver for the 2022 season, the Browns could follow that blockbuster by saying goodbye to another wide on their roster.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefterthe Browns have granted veteran receiver Jarvis Landry permission to seek a trade.

Landry, who spent the first four seasons of his career with the Miami Dolphins, is expected to earn a base salary of $14.3 million in 2022 (with a cap of over $16 million).

While Landry has been terrific in his first two years with the Browns — setting a new single-season record with 1,174 receiving yards in 2020 — he has cooled statistically over the past two seasons. Last year, Landry played just 12 games, producing a career-low 570 receiving yards.

But the talent is still there. No doubt teams will be interested if Landry is made available.

In fact, according to NFL insider Jordan Schultz, clubs like the Patriots, Chiefs, Titans and Jets are suitors for Landry if the receiver is released by the Browns (a likely scenario, according to Schultz).

New York could definitely benefit from a wide receiver, another weapon for Zach Wilson to flank Elijah Moore and Corey Davis on offense. That’s why there were rumors that the Jets would be interested in exchange for cooper. Connor Hughes of The Athletic, however, clarified on Saturday that New York was never heavily on Cooper because of the high offshore salary.

With that logic, Landry isn’t exactly a perfect candidate for the Jets either. Sure, Gang Green has plenty of cap space, but that financial flexibility disappears pretty quickly when you have to pay draft picks and fill a plethora of holes on that four-win list.

To put it another way, would Landry even want to end up in green and white? It’s possible New York could struggle in the near future, but there’s no guarantee the Jets will make the playoffs in the next few years.

It should also be noted that DJ Bien-Aime of the New York Daily News reported on Saturday that Landry’s camp is not interested in the Jets.

If GM Joe Douglas is hesitant to add a top receiver in free agency due to price, he can always bolster this room with a top-tier wide in the draft as well as proven contributors who can provide depth on bigger deals. profitable. .

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