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Browns WR Landry signs $75 million extension

By The Sports Xchange
Browns WR Landry signs $75 million extension
Former Miami Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier during their AFC Wild-Card game in January. Landry officially signed an extension with the Cleveland Browns on Friday. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo

Wide receiver Jarvis Landry signed a five-year contract extension with the Cleveland Browns worth $75.5 million.

The team announced the signing Friday.

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The extension includes $47 million guaranteed for Landry, according to NFL Network. Landry was acquired by the Browns in a trade last month with the Miami Dolphins. Cleveland sent a fourth-round pick (123rd overall) in 2018 NFL Draft and a seventh-round selection in 2019 to Miami.

"I'm excited for the journey with my new teammates and building, one day at a time, starting with the offseason program on Monday," Landry said in a statement. "Let's be great Cleveland."

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Landry led the league in receptions with 112 last season. By comparison, the sum total of Browns receivers recorded just 134 -- with Rashard Higgins and Ricardo Louis each grabbing 27.

Landry finished with 987 yards receiving for an 8.8-yard average per catch in 2017. He also had nine touchdown catches.

The only players to have more receptions since Landry entered the league in 2014 are Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons.

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The Browns have Josh Gordon at receiver, but off-field issues make his availability an issue. Corey Coleman, a first-round draft pick in 2016, had 23 receptions for 305 yards in nine games last season.

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