The Jarvis Landry-Miami Dolphins relationship is reaching its end.
The Dolphins placed the franchise tag on their star wide receiver on February 21, paying him $16.2 million for the 2018 season. However, after meeting with Landry, the Dolphins will now look to facilitate a trade for him.
The next steps to a move came on Thursday morning, as Landry officially signed his franchise tender.
We now have a better look of the suitors, and one team are the Browns. Cleveland has inquired about Landry, but there is nothing imminent on a trade, according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald.
Browns, Ravens are among the teams who have interest in Landry, I’m told, but as @flasportsbuzz reported, nothing imminent. Trade can happen now that he has signed.— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) March 8, 2018
Cleveland has, perhaps, the better chance to land the LSU product, as they have approximately $114 million in cap space in 2018.
The only way Miami can trade Landry is if the other team can sign him to a long-term deal, where he is seeking an annual salary of more than $14 million. Based off the cap space, the Browns should have no issue with that.
Not only that, but the Browns have a plethora of draft picks this April in the NFL Draft. Cleveland owns 12 draft picks, including two firsts and three seconds. That could provide just enough leverage in trade negotiations over their division rivals in the Baltimore Ravens.
As Beasley states, nothing is imminent, but it will be worth keeping an eye on the Cleveland Browns in the Jarvis Landry sweepstakes.