The Cleveland Browns are rumored to want to bring back Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry.
The Cleveland Browns released both Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry months apart. Their time was thought to be over, but since the acquisition of Deshaun Watson, who has 22 civil cases pending against him for various sexual improprieties, it seems like the door is open for various players to return.
Names like Carl Nassib and Jadeveon Clowney have been tossed around, and those both make sense for the Browns’ needs, but names like Beckham and Landry have also been rumored to be re-considering Cleveland.
Current Browns safety, John Johnson III, has indicated that Beckham is re-considering coming to Cleveland. That seems unlikely considering he spent three years hating it in Cleveland and wanting to end up in Los Angeles before the trade to Cleveland happened all those years ago.
Watson, who may not even play this year due to those pending allegations, tried to recruit Landry to Atlanta, where the duo would team up with Leonard Fournette had the trade happened. If Watson has that kind of pull to get Landry to Atlanta, then why wouldn’t the same be true for Cleveland?
Landry was cut due to his contract, and the fact is, he wasn’t going to recoup those lost dollars in Atlanta. So why not take a one-year “prove-it” contract and see what he can do?
Neither Odell Beckham nor Jarvis Landry makes sense for the Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns need help at receiver. If this were a sport where name value and reputation mattered most, then sure, go get Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry. It’s not, however, and the team needs talent, speed, and bodies who can take a pounding. Beckham is recovering from another leg injury and Landry has never been the same after his hip injury.
Beckham averaged less than 40 yards per game in Los Angeles and Landry’s best assets, his hands, have started to fail him.
Neither guy is worth a roster spot at this point for a variety of reasons. Both have gotten involved in drama, and considering The Browns have arguably the most disliked quarterback in the NFL right now, the last thing they want to do, or should want to do, is go after talent that will make their life harder.