Jan 9, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) reacts after making a first down catch during the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Saints sign WR Jarvis Landry

Free agent wide receiver Jarvis Landry revealed on social media Friday that he is joining the New Orleans Saints.

NFL Network reported that the five-time Pro Bowler will sign a one-year contract worth up to $6 million.

It marks a homecoming for Landry, a Louisiana native and former LSU star.

Landry started 12 games in 2021 for the Cleveland Browns, missing time with a knee injury. He caught 52 receptions for 570 yards and two touchdowns — all representing career lows.

In four years with the Miami Dolphins (2014-17) and four with the Browns (2018-21), Landry racked up 688 catches for 7,598 yards and 37 touchdowns, adding 239 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground.

Landry, 29, will join first-round draft pick Chris Olave and 2019 NFL receiving leader Michael Thomas in New Orleans’ receiving corps next season. Thomas missed the 2021 season while recovering from an ankle injury.

Landry also followed his former LSU teammate, New Orleans native Tyrann Mathieu, to the Saints. The defensive back signed with the Saints earlier this month.

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Jan 3, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Cleveland Browns running back Jarvis Landry (80) gains six yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Browns release WR Jarvis Landry

The Cleveland Browns released wide receiver Jarvis Landry on Monday, per multiple reports.

The move comes after ESPN reported Saturday the Browns are set to acquire wideout Amari Cooper and a sixth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft from the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a fifth- and sixth-round selection. That trade cannot become official until Wednesday, the start of the NFL league year.

Landry was entering the final season of a five-year, $75.5 million contract extension signed in April 2018. Per Spotrac, the Browns will free $14.8 million in salary cap with his release.

Last month, Landry said he’d like to stay with the Browns. But reports emerged Sunday that the team had given Landry permission to seek a trade.

Landry, 29, wasn’t at full strength in 2021.

He said he suffered a “high-grade MCL Sprain” in Week 2 as well as a partial quad tear and bone bruise. He started 12 games and finished with career lows in receptions (52), receiving yards (570) and touchdown catches (two) in 2021, his fourth season with the Browns following four seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection has 688 catches for 7,598 yards and 37 TDs in 123 games (113 starts) since Miami drafted him in the second round in 2014 out of LSU.

Landry said he didn’t talk to the media during Cleveland’s 8-9 campaign because he was “focused on getting on the field as healthy as possible during the week and after games.”

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Jan 3, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Cleveland Browns wideout Jarvis Landry (80) gains six yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

WR Jarvis Landry says he’d ‘like to stay’ in Cleveland

After a quiet and injury-plagued season, Browns receiver Jarvis Landry says he’d “like to stay” in Cleveland.

Landry, 29, expressed his sentiments in a series of Twitter posts Tuesday.

“I have put the ball in CLE court by telling them I would like to stay but if not then I’m confident enough in myself to be a better healthy me this year and moving forward to helping do my part in winning a championship elsewhere,” he wrote.

Landry said he suffered a “high-grade MCL Sprain” in Week 2 as well as a partial quad tear and bone bruise. He started 12 games and finished with career lows in receptions (52), receiving yards (570) and touchdown catches (two) in 2021, his fourth season with the Browns following four seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection has 688 catches for 7,598 yards and 37 TDs in 123 games (113 starts) since Miami drafted him in the second round in 2014 out of LSU.

Landry said he didn’t talk to the media during Cleveland’s 8-9 campaign because he was “focused on getting on the field as healthy as possible during the week and after games.”

Landry is entering the final season of a five-year, $75.5 million contract extension signed in April 2018. Per Spotrac, he is due a base salary of $14.3 million and carries a cap hit of $16.4 million in 2022.

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Sep 12, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) runs against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Browns activate WR Jarvis Landry for Thursday night

The Cleveland Browns activated wide receiver Jarvis Landry ahead of Thursday night’s game against the visiting Denver Broncos.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection landed on injured reserve with a knee injury on Sept. 21 and was designated for return on Oct. 15.

Landry suffered an MCL sprain in the first quarter of a Week 2 win against the Houston Texans. The injury snapped his streak of 111 consecutive games with at least two receptions.

Landry, 28, has six receptions for 80 yards and no touchdowns this season. He has 642 catches for 7,108 yards and 35 scores in 113 games (103 starts) with the Miami Dolphins (2014-17) and Browns.

Cleveland also elevated quarterback Nick Mullens and cornerback Herb Miller from the practice squad.

Mullens will back up Case Keenum, who is starting in place of the injured Baker Mayfield.

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Jul 28, 2021; Berea, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) during training camp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Browns WR Jarvis Landry returns from IR

The Cleveland Browns designated wide receiver Jarvis Landry to return from injured reserve on Friday.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection suffered an MCL sprain in the first quarter of a Week 2 win against the Houston Texans and was placed on IR on Sept. 21.

The injury snapped Landry’s streak of 111 consecutive games with at least two receptions.

Landry, 28, has six receptions for 80 yards and no touchdowns this season. He has 642 catches for 7,108 yards and 35 scores in 113 games (103 starts) with the Miami Dolphins (2014-17) and Browns.

He had never missed a game in his eight-year career due to injury. He sat out a Week 16 loss to the New York Jets last season due to COVID-19 protocols.

The Browns (3-2) host the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals (5-0) on Sunday afternoon.

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Jul 28, 2021; Berea, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) during training camp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Browns place WR Jarvis Landry (knee) on IR

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry will miss at least three games with a knee injury after being placed on injured reserve on Tuesday.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection suffered an MCL sprain on the second offensive play in Sunday’s 31-21 victory against the Houston Texans.

Landry limped off the field after being tackled at the end of a 9-yard reception. He did not return, snapping his streak at 111 consecutive games with at least two catches.

Landry, 28, has six receptions for 80 yards and no touchdowns this season. He has 642 catches for 7,108 yards and 35 scores in 113 games (103 starts) with the Miami Dolphins (2014-17) and Browns.

The earliest he could return to the field is Cleveland’s Week 6 home game against the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 17.

Landry has never missed a game in his eight-year career due to injury. He sat out a Week 16 loss to the New York Jets last season due to COVID-19 protocols.

The Browns (1-1), who host the Chicago Bears (1-1) on Sunday, signed defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo from the practice squad to fill Landry’s spot on the 53-man roster.

The Browns will have quarterback Baker Mayfield in the lineup after an MRI on Monday showed no structural damage in his left shoulder, Cleveland.com reported.

Mayfield said his shoulder “kind of popped in and popped out. Nothing too serious.” He completed 19 of 21 passes for 213 yards with a touchdown and an interception against the Texans.

“He’s sore,” head coach Kevin Stefanski said. “He’s doing fine.”

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Sep 12, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs nose tackle Derrick Nnadi (91) is called for a facemask penalty on Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Browns WR Jarvis Landry week-to-week with MCL sprain

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry suffered an MCL sprain in his knee and is considered week-to-week.

Browns coach Kevin Stefanski didn’t have a timeline for Landry’s return when asked Monday and said he was unsure if Landry would need to be placed on injured reserve. If he is, he would miss at least three games.

Landry was injured on the second play of Cleveland’s victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday. Landry limped off the field after being tackled at the end of a 9-yard reception.

Odell Beckham Jr. missed his second consecutive game Sunday as he continues his comeback from a torn ACL. However, Beckham could make his 2021 debut in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears if all goes well in practice this week.

Browns tight end Austin Hooper was quarterback Baker Mayfield’s top target Sunday, catching five passes for 40 yards. He was targeted five times.

Landry has six catches for 80 yards on the season.

Mayfield went to the locker room briefly after his shoulder “kind of popped in and out” after trying to make a tackle on Texans safety Justin Reid, who intercepted Mayfield in the first half.

“Nothing too serious,” Mayfield said after the game.

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Dec 14, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) runs with the ball after a catch as Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters (24) and linebacker Tyus Bowser (54) defend during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens CB Peters fined for spitting incident

The NFL fined Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters $12,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct for spitting in the direction of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry on Monday night.

The incident occurred at the end of the first quarter as Landry, who had his back turned, and Peters were walking to the sidelines.

On Thursday, Landry called Peters “cowardly” for his behavior during the Ravens’ 47-42 victory in Cleveland.

“Wait until I turn around and do something like that,” Landry said. “It’s like, do it to my face. Be a man about it if you’re going to do something like that.”

Peters issued a statement denying that he intentionally spit at Landry.

“Where I come from, when you have an issue with someone, you deal with it face-to-face, man-to-man,” he said. “Anyone who believes that I intentionally spit at him does not know me — plain and simple.”

Landry caught six passes for 52 yards and completed a 12-yard pass in the game. Peters registered five tackles.

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Sep 17, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) leaves the field after the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Browns WR Landry playing through broken rib

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry said Thursday that he’s been playing with a broken rib.

Landry said he sustained the injury on the opening series of the Browns’ 32-23 win over Indianapolis on Oct. 11.

Landry absorbed a big hit on a 32-yard reception and left the game, missing just five plays. Landry was able to finish the contest and play the following week against Pittsburgh, catching three passes for 40 yards.

Landry has a team-leading 24 catches for 319 yards and no touchdowns this season. He has 588 catches for 6,507 yards and 32 touchdowns in 102 career games (93 starts) for the Browns and Miami Dolphins (2014-17).

Landry was limited in practice Wednesday. He hasn’t missed a game in his seven-year career.

Landry had hip surgery in February and claims he’s not yet 100 percent recovered from that. Landry revealed last December that he played the 2019 season with a fractured sacrum. The sacrum is a large triangular bone that fits like a wedge between the two hip bones.

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Oct 11, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) calls a play in the huddle during the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Mayfield, Landry, OBJ expected to play for Browns

The Cleveland Browns are expected to have their top trio of offensive stars available when they visit the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, according to an ESPN report.

Quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry all were listed as questionable headed into game day, but will be on hand as the Browns (4-1) look for a win in Pittsburgh (4-0) after 16 straight losses there.

Mayfield was limited in practice with sore ribs after the third-year pro took a shot from Justin Houston last week in the Browns’ 32-23 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Mayfield is 1-2 vs. the Steelers in his career with five TDs against two interceptions. He has yet to throw for 200 yards, completing 57 percent of his passes in those games.

Beckham, who left camp with an undisclosed illness on Thursday, has since tested negative for COVID-19 twice and rejoined the team on Saturday. He has 21 catches for a team-high 294 receiving yards with four touchdowns, including one rushing score, on the season.

Landry missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with a lingering rib injury he suffered against the Colts. He has 21 catches for 279 yards for the season.

The Browns are 4-1 for the first time since 1994.

–Field Level Media