Jarvis Landry reportedly given permission to seek trade

INDIANAPOLIS — According to NFL Network’s Ian Rappaport, the Miami Dolphins have given Jarvis Landry’s representatives permission to seek a trade.


Landry has been the focal point of Miami’s offense, leading the team in each of his four seasons.

Landry’s 400 career receptions top all receivers in NFL history over a four-year span and his departure would leave the team with Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant as its top-three receivers.

Coach Adam Gase has praised Landry for his toughness and ability to consistently get open — even when the play isn’t designed for him. It only makes sense for him to advocate for Landry playing in aqua and orange in 2018.

“Yes, [I’d like him to be part of the team] if it works out the way that we’ve kind of looked at things,” Gase said. Really, that’s why we franchised him. We’ll just kind of see how it goes.”

February 20 was the first day players could be given the franchise tag and the Dolphins made certain to franchise their most productive player as soon as they possibly could. The franchise tag will count for roughly $16 million against the cap in 2018 and Miami must decide whether or not it will be worth it to keep him around or let him go to a team willing to pay upwards of $13.5 million for his services.

If Landry’s team is able to find a trading partner for the Dolphins he must agree in principle to a multi-year contract with his new team, and his new team must also have the resources necessary to make a trade for him.

 

Brandon Howard joined the Sports Talk Florida team to cover the Miami Dolphins in April 2017 and will work diligently to provide daily Dolphins content and give accurate analysis of the roster, coaching and front office. Last season, Howard was the curator of content for Miami Dolphins Wire/ USA Today while aggregating high school sports results in Broward and Palm Beach counties for the Sun Sentinel. Prior to moving to South Florida Howard developed NFL content for Pro Player Insiders while covering the Cleveland Browns from 2014-2015. Howard, a Columbus, Ohio native graduated from West Virginia in 2004 in Athletic Coaching and Education. He also was a scholarship track and field athlete and walk-on football player. Howard was the 2003 Big East Long and IC4A long jump Champion and was a provisional national qualifier in the event. He also maintained his status as a member of the Athletic Director Academic Honor Roll during his time as a Mountaineer.