The Cleveland Browns announced their extension with WR Jarvis Landry Friday night.
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Statement from Landry:
“I have never believed in luck because I have always believed in God. What God has for you, no other man can take, stop or have,” Landry said.
“I’ve always dreamed of two things: taking care of my family and playing football. I’ve become a product of hard-work, sacrifice, persistence, and mental toughness. Jerry Rice said the thing that made him so great was the fear of failure. I’ve been afraid of failure my whole life. I’ve endured my share, but in each and every discomforting time I’ve failed, I’ve also grown, I’ve also learned, I’ve also found success.
“Even in this moment I can’t take credit, my mother, my family, my coaches and countless other people have played a major part in the person you see today. I want to thank the Cleveland Browns organization, Coach Hue, John Dorsey, Dee and Jimmy Haslam for making me family and Cleveland, Ohio home. I’m excited for the journey with my new teammates and building, one day at a time, starting with the offseason program on Monday. Let’s be great Cleveland.”
Statement from GM John Dorsey:
“Jarvis Landry is the type of football player we want on this team for a long time. Obviously, he’s an accomplished playmaker, that’s why we went after him in the trade but in his short time as a Brown we can already see the type of leadership and competitiveness he’s going to bring to his teammates. We are very pleased that we’ve been able to secure him to a long-term contract.”
Statement from HC Hue Jackson:
“His nickname is Juice, Juice Landry. He does have juice. He is a tremendous football player. Obviously, his stats speak for themselves. He is a proven football player in the building who has a lot of intensity and a lot of pride about what he does. We are looking for that to show here for our football team.”
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- According to Ian Rapoport, Landry is signing a five-year, $75M extension with $47M guaranteed.
The expectation has been that the Browns and Landry were going to work on a new contract after Cleveland sent a 2018 fourth-round pick and a 2019 seventh-round pick to the Dolphins for Landry, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise.
Landry officially signed his franchise tender before he was traded to the Browns and he stands to make $16 million fully guaranteed for the 2018 season.
Landry, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2014. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $3.5 million contract and made a base salary of $893,852 for the 2017 season.
The Dolphins used the franchise tag on Landry this offseason before trading him to the Browns.
In 2017, Landry appeared in 16Â games and caught 112 passes for 987 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. He has also contributed 81 kick return yards. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 19 receiver out of 119 qualifying players.