Dolphins Allow Jarvis Landry To Seek Trade

Reports had already indicated the Dolphins are shopping franchise-tagged wide receiver Jarvis Landry, but they’re now involving the slot weapon in the process. Miami has given Landry and his agent permission to “seek and facilitate” a trade, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link). Landry has already spoken with two unidentified teams, tweets Josina Anderson of ESPN.com, and he’s expected to sign his tender soon to further move discussions along, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.Jarvis Landry (vertical)

The Dolphins always seemed likely to allow Landry to speak with other clubs, if for no other reason than to work out a new contract that would be amendable to both him and his new team. Landry is set to earn $16.228MM salary thanks to the franchise tender, which Miami assigned last week. An acquiring club likely wouldn’t want Landry at that expensive one-year cost, and will be expected to negotiate a fresh contract.

Miami’s decision to tag Landry has been widely viewed as a negotiating tactic, and few believe the Dolphins actually want him on their roster at that salary. Other clubs likely realize that lack of leverage on the part of Miami, which would help explain Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald‘s recent report that the return for Landry will likely be a third-round pick, a late second-round pick, or a player.

Landry, 25, is thought to be seeking a $14MM annual salary and $30MM in guarantees, but whether he’ll be able to reach that level of compensation while attempting to discuss both a contract and a trade is unclear. Although he led the league in receptions in 2017, Landry managed only 8.8 yards per catch, which is the lowest average for any 100-catch receiver in NFL history.

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9 comments on “Dolphins Allow Jarvis Landry To Seek Trade

  1. acarneglia

    Carolina could be an option with their need for a threat to play alongside funchess and Olsen in the passing game

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  2. Thronson5

    I’d like to see him join my 9ers but at the same time I am happy with the guys we have. If we get a WR or TE it needs to be a big body for the red zone. Can’t wait to see what Jimmy G and Garçon can do together. Back to Landry..Ravens make a ton of sense for both he and the team.

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  3. sascoach2003

    I’d like to see him in the slot for Brees and the Saints. But, Loomis and Landry would both have to be creative in the language. Saints don’t have a lot of cap space.

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  4. jessethegreat

    Aren’t him and Odell tight? They’d provide a heck of a duo for Eli to throw to.

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  5. SouthsideSlugger

    As a lifelong Dolphins fan it’s getting damn near hard to root for them anymore. Some of their financial/personnel decisions are ridiculous.

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  6. dust44

    Sheppard for Landry… works for the dolphins. Gives them a guy similar with more control. Would b fair both ways. And maybe Landry calms Odell down alittle. That would b a huge W for the Giants

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  7. chgobangbang

    Nfl is not a very friendly league when it comes to trading draft picks for a FA. To give up pick or picks plus give him huge contract for a player that doesn’t WOW me makes no sense

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