Cleveland Browns rumors: Is Jarvis Landry now no longer a trade option?

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Jarvis Landry
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Jarvis Landry /

The Cleveland Browns need more help on offense but mixed reports have been announced.

Heading into the fourth and final preseason game, it is evident that the Cleveland Browns have a promising defense and a  rookie quarterback full of potential. However, what is also clear has been the lack of play-making wide receivers on the roster.

Not having enough talent there falls on the current regime. Yes, some of it also falls on former general manager Ray Farmer, but the current regime has been together long enough to acquire the necessary pieces too.

Kenny Britt has been too inconsistent and Corey Coleman still has a lot to work on. The secondary WRs have been okay in general, leading to more disappointing play. One player that could help Cleveland is Miami Dolphins’ Jarvis Landry.

Former Browns executive Michael Lombardi discussed how the Dolphins will listen to offers for the former LSU Tiger. However, Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio disputed that report.

That said, more discussions regarding the Browns actually seeking WR help has been made. Locally via ESPN Cleveland analyst Tony Grossi stated the following:

Meanwhile, Bleacher Report‘s NFL draft writer Matt Miller stated the following in response to Lombardi’s tweet:

The Browns have five draft picks in the first two rounds in 2018. I would prefer to offer a third rounder and a player if necessary though because Landry is a free agent after the season.

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Then again, with three second rounders, Landry could become linebacker Jamie Collins Sr. 2.0.

Collins was acquired from the New England Patriots and not many expected him to re-sign with Cleveland, yet he did. By giving up a second round pick for Landry, Landry would greatly improve the offense.

Once he would be in Cleveland for a while I’d be confident that Landry would want an extension. Still, disputing reports are never a good thing. Despite that, at least the majority of reports even though they are not directly stating a Browns-Landry pairing, the match makes all the sense in the world.

Combining Landry with Britt, Coleman, running back Isaiah Crowell, and their offensive line would be a sight to watch! Hopefully, PFT is wrong and Cleveland does indeed persuade Miami enough to trade for Landry.

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Per, Landry racked up 94 receptions for 1,136 yards, and four touchdowns in 2016.