A team source tells Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that the Dolphins want to keep WR Jarvis Landry long-term but haven’t opened serious talks regarding a long-term extension or given him any indication when those talks might begin.
Jackson adds that even though there hasn’t been any communication about a new deal, Landry is handling the situation “very maturely and has no intention of holding out.”
Landry has developed a “very good bond” with HC Adam Gase, who has communicated how much the team values him.
Landry is in line for a large contract extension at some point over the next year or so, as he’s developed into one of the best young receivers in the NFL.
However, it appears as though Miami is willing to wait until later on in the year to broach the subject with Landry’s representatives.
A report from last month mentioned that the Dolphins received “a call or two” in recent weeks about possibly trading Landry, but Miami isn’t looking to move him.
Landry, 24, 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 stands to make a base salary of $893,852 for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Landry appeared in all 16 games for the Dolphins and caught 94 passes for 1,136 yards receiving and four touchdowns. He also contributed 163 kick return yards. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding a new deal for Landry as the news is available.