Dolphins Want To Extend WR Jarvis Landry

The Dolphins have (at long last) decided they want to extend wide receiver Jarvis Landry, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Of course, that doesn’t mean a long-term deal is a foregone conclusion, but Miami is close to beginning negotiations with its slot receiver, per Salguero.Jarvis Landry (vertical)

Landry, 25, is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next spring, and the franchise tag hasn’t been thought to be on the table given that the $16MM price tag is a bit steep for a slot weapon. The Dolphins hadn’t made an extension offer to Landry as of August, and given that he was mentioned in multiple trade rumors, it was fair to wonder whether Miami had any interest in keeping Landry for the long haul.

Landry ultimately stayed put while the NFL’s trade deadline passed, and now the Dolphins are ready to talk contract. Notably, the club has reportedly been impressed with Landry’s professionalism this season, per Salguero. Landry hasn’t said a word about his lack of an extension even as other players on the Miami roster have been handed long-term deals, and the team’s decision-makers have noticed.

On the field, Landry has already matched his touchdown total from the 2015-16 seasons combined (eight), but he’s still not getting down the field with any regularity. In fact, his yards per reception is now at a career-low of 8.5, down from 12.1 a year ago. Football Outsiders ranks Landry just 60th among 74 qualifiers in DYAR, a metric that grades a receiver in relation to replacement level production.

Landry is thought to be receptive to a potential negotiation, but the Dolphins will likely have to make a few financial maneuvers before signing him. Miami is currently in the red, according to Over the Cap, and has only $15MM in space for the 2018 season.

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8 comments on “Dolphins Want To Extend WR Jarvis Landry

  1. Thronson5

    I hope he he hits free agency. There are gonna be a lot of good free agents this offseason and the draft is gonna be a good one too. Definitely excited especially since my team is stacked with picks and has a ton of money to spend and finally have our QB with Jimmy G. Hope we can get another WR to go with Garcon and Goodwin, fix the O Line which Id honestly use my

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    • Thronson5

      Stupid phone..

      I’d look to the draft to work on the O Line honestly. There’s gonna be a few good ones and we should have our choice being in the top 5 most likely. Got get a CB and there are some good ones in free agency and we should bring back Hyde. Can’t believe we haven’t done that yet. With a good QB and fix that O Line and Hyde will kill it.

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    • dave13

      You own the 49ers? What are you doing commenting on here

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  2. Sports

    Trade Parker for an OL.
    Sign Landry to extension
    Draft another WR (and my god a QB rd 1)

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  3. chgobangbang

    He would look good in any WR needy squad, bears come to my mind first maybe panthers or cowboys

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  4. Jack0207

    I don’t think there is any way Landry isn’t resigned. Dolphins realize he is the heart beat of the team.

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