3 former Cleveland Browns who failed with their new team in 2022

Browns, Jarvis Landry. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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2. Jarvis Landry, Wide Receiver, New Orleans Saints

In 2018, John Dorsey took over as the general manager for the Browns and he made some big moves. One of the first was his trade for Jarvis Landry, who had just led the NFL in receiving the year prior while playing for the Miami Dolphins.

Landry had 112 receptions for 987 yards and nine touchdowns for Miami that season which gave Cleveland fans hope that they finally had a No. 1 wide receiver. While Landry primarily shines in the slot, he still had an impressive run for four seasons, pulling in 288 receptions for 3,560 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also showed off his arm when allowed, including throwing an insane touchdown pass to Odell Beckham, Jr. in a win at Dallas.

He was also a fan favorite not only for his tough play on the field but for the leadership he showed as well. That leadership came under question near the end of the 2021 season as he began to show frustration over his lack of touches and then in the offseason, he was released.

Landry reportedly considered a return to the team on a lower contract once Deshaun Watson was added in a trade but when the Browns selected David Bell in the third round of the NFL Draft, that hope died. In the end, he signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, playing for his hometown team.

In Week 1, he went off with 114 yards on seven receptions — making it look as though it was a great move for both sides. However, he never recorded more than 37 yards in a game after that and had just 18 receptions in the remainder of his games.

In all, he had 25 catches for 272 yards with a single touchdown. Injuries were clearly a factor as he played in just nine games but the Browns were still right to move on.