Wide receiver Jarvis Landry joins the Saints

By on May 13, 2022 0

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Free agent wide receiver Jarvis Landry, a five-time Pro Bowler, is joining the New Orleans Saints.

The eight-year veteran confirmed the decision on Twitter on Friday.

Landry spent his first four professional seasons with Miami before joining the Browns. He led the league in receptions in 2017 with 112, his final season with the Dolphins.

In total, LSU’s 2014 second-round draft pick has 688 receptions for 7,598 yards and 37 touchdowns.

Landry, 29, is coming off his worst season as a professional. He was instrumental in improving Cleveland’s culture and helped the Browns break their long playoff drought in 2020. But he missed time in 2021 with a knee injury and finished with lows in career receptions (52), yards (570) and touchdowns (2) .

The Browns considered restructuring his contract, but the parties could not reach an agreement, and Cleveland released Landry in March. Landry finished with 288 catches for 3,560 yards and 15 touchdowns with the Browns.

He had hoped to win a Super Bowl title in Cleveland with close friend and college teammate Odell Beckham Jr. They earned a playoff win together before Beckham worked his way off the Browns’ roster last season and finds himself with the Rams.

And now Landry is heading to the Saints, who are hoping to reclaim star receiver Michael Thomas. Thomas missed last season with an ankle injury.

New Orleans used a first-round pick on Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave, and also expects quarterback Jameis Winston to be healthy after undergoing knee surgery and not played only six games, going 4-2.

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AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner and Sports Writer Tom Withers contributed.

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