Browns expected to trade for Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry, reports say

Dec 11 2017 Miami Gardens FL USA Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry celebrates his touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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Over his four-year career with the Dolphins, Landry turned 400 catches into 4,038 yards and 22 touchdowns. One of the people said Miami will receive a draft pick this year and another in 2019, and neither is a first-rounder.

Jarvis Landry's days with the Miami Dolphins are reportedly over.

An argument can be made that Landry isn't the same type of offensive playmaker as Brown, Hopkins, Green or Jones, which should cause his price to get lowered by a few notches. As a group, the team's receivers had seven touchdowns in 2017; Landry had nine.

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Flush with cap space, the Browns have no issue with taking on Landry's high salary, and he can play out this season with the hope of earning a long-term deal.

It's unclear whether Miami would attempt to make up for Landry's absence with a free agent wide receiver, a draftee, or possibly a tight end. Acquiring Landry has likely changed those plans and the Browns can address a multitude of other needs. The 2014 second-round draft choice from LSU caught a league-high 112 passes with the Dolphins in 2017.

With 12 picks in this year's draft, including the Nos. Running back Kenyan Drake is also an adept receiver out of the backfield. That would give him the sixth-highest contract in the National Football League, just behind the likes of Antonio Brown, DeAndre Hopkins and A.J. Green, but ahead of Julio Jones, Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas.

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