While the headlines have been all about Odell Beckham, Jr. missing voluntary OTAs, the Cleveland Browns have also been without Jarvis Landry, who is dealing with an undisclosed injury
We all know that Odell Beckham, Jr. didn’t attend the Cleveland Browns OTAs. That was covered ad nauseam as we got up to the minute updates about him not being there. What we haven’t heard much about, is the lack of activity from another wideout — Jarvis Landry.
Cleveland’s leading receiver from 2018 was present during the voluntary workouts, but he didn’t participate in on-field activities as he dealt with what was called an undisclosed injury.
His absence is also supposed to extend into mandatory minicamps, but head coach Freddie Kitchens said this is “more precautionary than anything” during a press conference that can be seen on the team’s official website.
Landry was added to the team in 2018 via a trade with the Miami Dolphins. He’s credited with helping to change the culture and even gave a passionate speech on ‘Hard Knocks’ about not being able to improve on the sidelines.
During his rant, Landry implored his teammates to push through the pain and get on the field. Of course, there was a lot more colorful language, but that was the gist of what he was telling them.
With that being said, is this something to worry about? The coaching staff says the injury isn’t serious and that his absence is precautionary, but it’s also not like Landry to miss time.
He’s appeared in all 16 games in every season of his career, so if he’s standing on the sidelines it’s noteworthy. Thankfully, it’s still only June so whatever is going on with Landry will have time to heal.
It’s also been beneficial for quarterback Baker Mayfield who has developed even more of a rapport with some of the reserves. Even so, getting Landry back on the field — and OBJ —‚ during minicamps would be welcome.