Jarvis Landry heads home to sign with New Orleans Saints

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The Cleveland Browns had shown some interest in bringing Jarvis Landry back but in the end, he wound up signing with the New Orleans Saints

There were still some Cleveland Browns fans hoping to hear that Jarvis Landry was headed back to Berea.

But that won’t be happening as the team’s top wideout over the past four seasons has found a new home — although the state won’t be new to him.

Landry announced via Twitter that he will be joining the New Orleans Saints, who agreed to a one-year deal with the veteran.

Landry was a star player for LSU after growing up in Louisiana. He not only gets a new life in the NFL but will be able to play in the state where he was born, which is always a fun storyline.

It was reported roughly a week ago that Landry was no longer in the Browns plans, which could be a reason Landry finally decided to take the deal the Saints were offering.

There were also rumors that Cleveland was offering something close to the veteran minimum but in New Orleans, he could stand to make a lot more than that. While the specific details are not known, Tom Pelissero did say he could make “up to” $6 million.

Landry also finds himself in a much different situation with the Saints. In Cleveland, he was the No. 1 target but now, he will be sharing the field with Michael Thomas and first-round pick Chris Olave.

Suddenly, the receiving corps in New Orleans is crowded — but it could also benefit Landry since it will allow him to focus primarily on playing the slot, which is where he excels.

Landry is coming off a rough season where he had career lows in receptions (52), receiving yards (570), and touchdown catches (2) while also missing five games due to injury.

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He will now have a chance to prove he can get healthy and still be an effective weapon, with an eye on free agency in 2023.