Free agent wide receiver Jarvis Landry joining Saints

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FILE – Cleveland Browns extensive receiver Jarvis Landry (80) would make a capture all through the initial 50 percent of an NFL football sport against the Cincinnati Bengals, Jan. 9, 2022, in Cleveland. Free agent Landry, a 5-time Pro Bowler, is signing up for the New Orleans Saints. The eight-yr veteran verified the transfer on Twitter on Friday, May well 13, 2022. (AP Photograph/Nick Cammett, File)

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Absolutely free agent huge receiver Jarvis Landry, a 5-time Pro Bowler, is becoming a member of the New Orleans Saints.

The eight-12 months veteran verified the transfer on Twitter on Friday.

Landry put in his initial 4 professional seasons with Miami prior to becoming a member of the Browns. He led the league in receptions in 2017 with 112, his ultimate period with the Dolphins.

In all, the 2014 next-round draft decide on from LSU has 688 receptions for 7,598 yards and 37 touchdowns.

Landry, 29, is coming off his worst period as a pro. He was instrumental in bettering Cleveland’s society and aiding the Browns crack their extensive playoff drought in 2020. But he missed time in 2021 with a knee harm and concluded with profession lows in receptions (52), yards (570) and touchdown catches (2).

The Browns regarded restructuring his contract, but the sides couldn’t strike a offer and Cleveland unveiled Landry in March. Landry concluded with 288 catches for 3,560 yards and 15 TDs with the Browns.

He had hoped to win a Tremendous Bowl title in Cleveland with close close friend and college teammate Odell Beckham Jr. They did get 1 playoff gain together just before Beckham pressured his way off the Browns’ roster past season and wound up with the Rams.

And now Landry heads to the Saints, who hope to get star receiver Michael Thomas again. Thomas missed previous year with an ankle injury.

New Orleans used a very first-round draft decide on Ohio Point out receiver Chris Olave, and also expects quarterback Jameis Winston to be healthy right after he experienced knee surgical procedures and performed in only six games, going 4-2.

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

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