The busiest offseason in recent memory continues!
Jarvis Landry is now a Cleveland Brown. The Browns sent the Dolphins two draft picks -- one this year, and one in 2019, though the exact specifics of those picks have yet to be confirmed, though they are not first or second-round selections.
Landry has 400 receptions over the last four seasons, the third-most in the NFL behind only Antonio Brown and Julio Jones. His 4,038 yards are less impressive, but still has him 12th most in the league since 2014.
The Dolphins clear Landry's $16 million cap hit off the books and get back under the cap, at least temporarily.
The Dolphins actually scored more points the less they got Landry the ball, as we wrote about multiple times last offseason. It will be up to Hue Jackson and new offensive coordinator Todd Haley to get more out of Landry's skill set than the Dolphins ever managed.
UPDATE: Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Brown shipped a 2018 fourth-rounder and 2019 seventh-rounder to Miami in exchange for Landry.
UPDATE: Good lord the Browns are busy today. After making a deal for Landry:
- They agreed to trade a third-round pick (65 overall) to the Bills for quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
- They agreed to trade for Green Bay cornerback Damarious Randall, sending DeShone Kizer back in return. They're also swapping picks in the 4th and 5th rounds.
SATURDAY UPDATE: The Browns have agreed to trade defensive tackle Danny Shelton and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick to the New England Patriots, in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
This is the most questionable move Cleveland has made so far. Shelton only played about half of the Browns' defensive snaps, but the 340-pounder was a big part of the one thing the team did well last year: run defense, where they ranked fourth in DVOA last season. Shelton is entering the final year of his rookie contract, but this trade does nothing to make Cleveland better in 2018, and won't do much to make them better in 2019.