Cleveland Browns: 3 replacements if Jarvis Landry misses time

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 12: Andy Isabella #17 of the Arizona Cardinals looks on prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 12: Andy Isabella #17 of the Arizona Cardinals looks on prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 22: Golden Tate #15 of the New York Giants in action against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 22, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

1. Cleveland Browns can sign Golden Tate to replace Jarvis Landry

One thing about Jarvis Landry that can’t be replaced by the previous two options is his veteran savvy. Landry might not be the fastest or most athletic player on the field but he just knows where he’s supposed to be and has strong awareness overall.

Thats why Baker Mayfield loves to look for him on third-downs and other key spots. Of course, getting Odell Beckham, Jr. back could alleviate some of that as well but since he hasn’t played since Week 7 of 2020, it would probably be best to use caution when it comes to relying on OBJ just yet.

For that reason, the final option is to go out and sign a veteran who can do some of the things Landry does, and such a player is out there without a team in Golden Tate.

Currently a free agent after being released by the New York Giants this offseason, Tate is a an 11-year veteran who has played for the Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions, and Philadelphia Eagles before heading to New York for the past two seasons.

In his career, he has 695 receptions for 8,278 yards with 46 touchdowns. He’s also crossed the 1,000-yard plateau three times in his career.

It’s true that he’s not the player he once was but at 32 years old, he could still have something in the tank. And it’s not as if the Browns need a 1,000-yard guy, they just need someone to run crisp routes and hold onto the ball.

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Tate can do that and at this point, he might be a very affordable option.

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