Receiver Notes: Landry, Dez, A-Rob, Evans

No players have dominated the news more in the last two days than Jarvis Landry and Richard Sherman. On Friday, the Browns kicked off their trading spree by landing the Dolphins wideout in a deal for draft picks. Earlier in the day, Sherman was released from the Seahawks and then signed with the division-rival 49ers Saturday Night.

The two possibly could have been connected on the transaction wire earlier in the 2017 season if a blockbuster deal would have gone through. That’s according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, who tweets that Seattle rejected a potential Landry-for-Sherman swap in 2017.

At the time of the proposed deal, presumably before the trade deadline, Sherman was healthy and the Seahawks were looking to advance to the postseason for the sixth consecutive. Trading away a key member of the secondary and an influential figure in the locker room doesn’t appear to make much sense.

Regardless, it is interesting both teams were looking to move on from their respective stars as early as October.

Here’s more receivers making news:

  • Before both of those deals went down, Mike Evans grabbed headlines by signing a five-year deal with the Buccaneers worth $82.5 MM. Breaking down the details, CBS Sports’ Joel Corry tweets the Bucs will $5 MM of salary cap space in 2018 and he now takes up $18.25 MM of cap room.
  • During a chat with the Dallas Morning News on Friday, Matt Mosley said his gut feeling is that Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant will be back in 2018. He said that could change if the team lands a receiver in the first round. Alabama’s Calvin Ridley, among others, could be on the board when the Cowboys pick at No. 19.
  • Though they didn’t place the franchise tag on him, the Jaguars do in fact like Allen Robinson and would like to have him back at the right price, general manager Dave Caldwell told Pro Football Talk. “At some point in time, just like other free agents, we’ve walked away. We don’t want to do that with Allen because he’s ours. We’ll see. We have a lot of options on the table with that.”
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7 comments on “Receiver Notes: Landry, Dez, A-Rob, Evans

  1. sportsfan101

    It’s sad sports have turned into it’s all about the most money a player can make. No wonder ratings in all sports are down.

    • therula34

      Got no problem with it, especially in football where you’re lucky to see a second contract. Get as much as you can, wouldn’t you?

    • bigkrahn

      Its been like that for over a decade now. Everyone has always wanted more money. You go to work were you can get the most money, don’t you? And ratings in sports are not down they are actually at an all time high with the internet and amount of tvs everyone in the world watches sports.

    • Clark K

      You don’t pay attention to NBA do you? Players not signing for a lot of money and chasing rings is what killed the league and made it boring and predictable. But no let’s add that into the NFL too let’s have the Pats, Eagles, Steelers, Rams, Falcons sign 10 of the top 50 free agents each, that has to bring ratings way up right? I can only assume your feelings got hurt because Sherman didn’t sign with your team

      • bravesfan88
        bravesfan88

        My feelings got hurt, BECAUSE Dick Sherman signed with my favorite team!! lol

    • duckcmmder

      Hey at least we can all still watch you do you your job while you don’t make the most money you can. Ah the good times.

  2. Realtexan

    I hope we all can say GOOD-BYE to Dez. If Jerry Jones even has a clue he will get rid of this distraction and draft a player who wants to be an actual True Blue Cowboys player. Fez has been and will always be a distraction just like Terell Owens. Texas Teams do not need any more distractions on there teams. Jerry Jones is enough of a distraction as it is anyways. So with that being said Good-Bye Dez

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