Jarvis Landry arrived in Cleveland as a part of general manager John Dorsey’s attempt at a quick turnaround for the long-suffering franchise. The former Pro Bowl wideout famously won over fans with his impassioned speech during training camp. HBO’s Hard Knocks was there to capture the entire thing.
Landry produced big time for the Browns during his first year in Cleveland. Jarvis pulled in 81 passes for 976 yards and four touchdowns. The Browns went from winless to 7-8-1, despite splitting the season among two head coaches.
The promise that came with Landry and rookie QB sensation Baker Mayfield soon started to fade. Landry had an even better season in 2018. Jarvis accounted for over 1,100 receiving yards. He did it all on an injured hip.
Things began to sour when Baker Mayfield stopped performing at a high level. The Browns then had to let Odell Beckham Jr. go as he forced his way out. Knee and quadriceps injuries kept Landry’s productivity way below his own lofty standards.
The Browns picked up Amari Cooper from Dallas via trade over the weekend. That move made Jarvis Landry expendable. Jarvis said he wanted to remain, but Cleveland told him he was free to seek a trade.
Such a deal never happened. Jarvis Landry was cut by the Browns earlier today to make room for their new acquisition. Jarvis immediately becomes a free agent. There should be several NFL teams chomping at the bit to reign in his services.
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