Dolphins WR Landry signs franchise tender

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry has signed his non-exclusive franchise tender, according to multiple reports.

The move assigns Landry a salary of about $16 million for 2018 and clears the way for a potential trade to another team. It also officially assigns that salary to Miami's cap, which the Dolphins are currently estimated to be exceeding by about $18.5 million.

There had been speculation that the Dolphins -- who added a cap hit of $11.4 million by acquiring Robert Quinn from the Rams last week -- might rescind Landry's tag if they could not find a palatable trade before the official start of the league year next Wednesday. That can no longer happen.

The team has given Landry and his representatives permission to seek and facilitate a trade, but no deal is imminent, according to the Miami Herald. The Herald adds that Landry is seeking a contract extension with an annual value around $14 million, and a deal would likely need to be reached in order to facilitate any trade.

The Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns have reportedly been among the teams to show interest.

Landry, 25, has made the Pro Bowl as a replacement in each of the last three seasons. Primarily playing in the slot, he caught a career-best and NFL-leading 112 passes in 2017 for 987 yards and nine touchdowns.

While his 400 receptions are the most ever by a player through four NFL seasons, Landry's 10.1 yards per catch is the second-lowest average in NFL history among wide receivers with at least 250 career catches (Danny Amendola, 9.7).

--Field Level Media

03/08/2018 13:22

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