Breaking: Dolphins trade Jarvis Landry to the Browns

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Jarvis Landry
FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 26: Jarvis Landry /

The marriage between Jarvis Landry and the Miami Dolphins is over. The divorce will be final on March 14 when the league new year begins. The Dolphins have traded Landry to the Browns.

Landry has long been rumored to be on the way out and the Dolphins came close to trading him at the trade deadline. Once the season was over rumors began to swirl that the two sides could not come up with a suitable contract.

It was initially reported shortly after season’s end that Landry and the Dolphins were only a million or so apart but that was quickly proven false. In fact Landry was asking for quite a bit more. Landry is believed to be seeking a deal in the $15 million per year range while the Dolphins were only offering around $13 million per season.

Now it will be the Browns who will negotiate with his agent.

In his four years with Miami, Landry set an NFL record for receptions in the first four years of any player in history. In 2017 Landry led the league in receptions and came less than 20 yards short of another 1,000 yard season.

The trade compensation is not exactly known at this time but it is reported to be two draft picks.

Miami will lose the just under $16 million cap hit that the franchise tag carried putting them below the $177 million NFL cap for 2018.

Landry has been a major star for the Dolphins but reports of internal friction continued to swirl throughout the season and in the end his contract demands were simply too much for the Dolphins to work with.

Miami has a long history of trading receivers to the Browns. Most recently with Brian Hartline and Davone Bess was a draft day trade and of course the Dolphins made the move to trade for Hall of Fame receiver Paul Warfield way back when.

We will have more on the Landry trade when more details are available and discuss what it means for the Dolphins moving forward.