The Cleveland Browns might be considering releasing Jarvis Landry to save money and look to rebuild the wide receivers room next season, and one writer thinks this will come to fruition
There’s been a lot of speculation swirling around the Cleveland Browns and their wide receiver Jarvis Landry because according to some sports media outlets Landry could be a cap casualty this offseason. The team could save over $15 million if they released him, according to a recent story by Andrew Falce of the NFL Spin Zone.
According to Falce, the team has a healthy cap to spend on new players and free agents but freeing up the expensive cost of keeping a receiver that hasn’t lived up to the hype, would give the team even more money to try and attract more significant free agents.
This past season, Landry struggled on the field and had one of his worst seasons on record. He only finished with 570 yards receiving on 52 catches. He only played in 12 games and scored just two touchdowns. All these statistics were the lowest in his career. He’s one of the league’s highest-paid receivers, so the output has not been up to the money he’s been earning.
With Cleveland trying to decide what they do at the quarterback position and if they’ll sign Baker Mayfield to a new contract, the opportunity for the team to move on without Landry might be the best move and give him a chance to begin a new and have a fresh start with a different team. Let’s look at these topics about Landry and see if releasing him would be the best move.
Cleveland Browns: Money saved
The Browns would be saving a lot of money if they were to release Landry. Right now, the team has around $37 million in cap space to sign new players this offseason. There will be numerous moves by the organization but releasing Landry soon would give the team more money to attract more high-profile free agents.