Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that the Dolphins are not listening to trade offers for WR Jarvis Landry the report from earlier in the day is “zero percent” accurate.
According to Florio, a team inquired about Landry last year, but trade talks never went anywhere because Miami is hoping to keep Landry around.
Florio explains that it would be difficult for any team to acquire Landry in get him ready in time for the 2017 season in just two weeks. Landry would be hard pressed to learn a new offense and get on the same page as his new teammates in such a short span of time.
Lombardi mentioned the possibility of the Dolphins fielding trade offers for Landry back in May, given that he’s entering the final year of his rookie contract and as in line for a contract extension.
However, there hasn’t been any reported progress toward a new deal between the two parties and Lombardi doesn’t think Miami will re-sign Landry. Beyond that, Lombardi expects the Dolphins to get DeVante Parker more involved.
Last we heard regarding Landry, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reported that the Dolphins would still like to sign him to an extension, even though they haven’t made him an offer as of last week.
According to Salguero, the worst-case scenario is that Landry plays out his contract this year and receives the Dolphins’ franchise tag in 2018, which would cost them around $15 million guaranteed.
Salguero says that Miami is “treading very, very, very carefully because they understand how valuable Landry is” and how much he can potentially be worth on the open market. Beyond that, the Dolphins don’t want to insult Landry with a low-ball offer out of the gate and are trying to find a good starting point for negotiations.
Landry said recently that he will not discuss a contract with the team once the regular season starts, making this an important negotiating period.
“I want to focus,” Landry said of his decision to end talks at the start of the season. “I believe that Miami is where I want to be. Miami is the place I call home. I want to be able to give my all mentally, physically and emotionally this season.
“Once the season starts I just want to put all that behind me and win the Super Bowl,” said Landry.
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 Landry and the Dolphins as the news is available.