Jarvis Landry To Visit Falcons

After Tom Brady‘s successful recruiting job led Russell Gage to Tampa, Atlanta is short on wide receivers. The Falcons will meet with a Pro Bowl target soon, with Dianna Russini reporting Jarvis Landry will visit (Twitter link).

News of Landry’s visit comes on the same day of the Falcons’ Deshaun Watson meeting. Watson is believed to have requested the meeting, pointing to the Falcons at least being in this race. Given Matt Ryan‘s status, they are a surprise contender. Regardless of who plays quarterback, the team has extensive work to do at receiver.

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Over the past year, the Falcons have seen their Gage-Julio JonesCalvin Ridley trio dismantled. (Though, Jones is available, albeit after a rough Titans season.) Multipurpose playmaker Cordarrelle Patterson is also unsigned. The Falcons tendered RFA Olamide Zaccheaus but otherwise do not roster much at this position.

The Browns, who join the Falcons in attempting to acquire the Texans’ highly paid passer, released Landry after being unable to find a trade partner. Landry spent four years in Cleveland. While his best statistical work came in Miami, the former second-round pick added to his Pro Bowl count with the Browns. He played a major role in Cleveland snapping its near-two-decade playoff drought in 2020.

Landry, 29, is now a five-time Pro Bowler. However, last season’s 52-catch, 570-yard represented a new low point for the LSU product. He will aim to bounce back in 2022.

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