It looks like Jarvis Landry has played his last game in Cleveland.
The Cleveland Browns have granted wide receiver Jarvis Landry permission to seek a trade, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The move came after Cleveland acquired wide receiver Amari Cooper and a sixth-round pick from the Dallas Cowboys for fifth- and sixth-round selections.
If a trade partner cannot be found, Jordan Schultz reports that the Browns are “highly likely” to release thr veteran WR, who carries a $16.6 million cap hit for the 2022 season. League sources have told Schultz that Landry would have plenty of suitors should he become available including the Patriots, Chiefs, Titans, and Jets.
Landry previously posted a series of tweets to say he would like to be back with the Browns in 2022, but that does not appear to be the case.
“Reality behind all this is I came back to play in the best shape of my life, I got hurt week 2 with a high-grade MCL Sprain, partial quad tear and bone bruise. Then came back way too early and ended up staying hurt the entire season,” Landry said. “You never heard me mention anything about it. Also my media availability didn’t happen because I was focused on getting on the field as healthy as possible during the week and after games.. a strategic plan was set in place to be followed.
“I put the ball in CLE court by telling them I would like to stay but if not then I’m confident enough in myself to be a better healthy me this year and moving forward to helping do my part in winning a championship elsewhere.”
2022 is the final year of his deal and releasing him would free up $14.88 million in cap space for Cleveland.
In 2021, Landry appeared in 12 games for the Browns and caught 52 passes on 87 targets for 570 yards receiving and two touchdowns.