Jarvis Landry signs agreement with New Orleans Saints to join repatriation movement

Jarvis Laundry’s return door to the Browns is closed.

The five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver agreed to the terms of a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints on Friday. The financial terms are yet to be revealed.

Landry indicated on Twitter that he would be playing for his hometown NFL team. He is a native of Convent, Louisiana.

Two days before the NFL Free Agency officially launched, the Browns left Laundry on March 14 in a cost-saving move.

Saints visit Brown at 1 p.m. Game Christmas Eve.

Laundry plans to earn $ 15.1 million in salary and bonuses in 2022, with a-16.38 million salary-cap hit, in the final year of his contract with Brown. To cut it, the franchise spent only $ 1.5 million on Dead Cap and saved $ 14.879 million in Cap Space.

The NFL network’s Ian Rapoport reported on May 10 on “The Pat McAfee Show” that the Browns had offered Laundry “a good one-year contract,” but he turned down the offer.

On March 28, Agent Roosevelt Barnes told Beacon Journal that there was “some mutual interest” between Laundry and the Browns. In early March, laundry agents turned from Demarius Bilbo to Jovan and Roosevelt Barnes. Laundry did not return to Cleveland due to a change in representation.

For the first time in his football career, Laundry was unable to play due to an injury last season.

He appeared in 12 of 17 games last season, with four of his left knee sitting out with a medial collateral ligament, as well as other injuries and a COVID-19. He had a career-low performance with catches (52 for 87), yards (570) and 40 yards (6.7 average) and a touchdown (two) to go with six carry with two TDs.

Laundry suffered an MCL injury during a 31-21 win over the Houston Texans in Week 2 of September 19, the same game in which quarterback Baker Mayfield had to deal with a completely torn labrum on his left, not thrown shoulder, which led to his poor individual performance. Surgical repairs were made in 2021 and on 19 January.

The Browns acquired quarterback Dawson Watson on March 18 in a disputed trade with the Texans.

On 22 February, Landry made it clear on Twitter that he had told the Browns that he wanted to return to the organization next season, but that he was also ready to help another NFL team win the championship if playing for Cleveland was no longer on the card.

“The reality behind all this is that I’m back to playing in the best shape of my life. I suffered a high-grade MCL spray, a partial quadriceps injury and a bone injury in the 2nd week,” Landry tweeted at the time. “Then came back early and got injured the whole season. You didn’t hear me say anything about it.”

The Browns acquired four-time Pro Bowl receiver Amri Cooper in a March 12 trade with the Dallas Cowboys. Later that day, the Browns allowed the laundry to find trade. In the end, Landry requested his release as he could not reach a restructuring agreement with the Browns and the trade was not completed, a league source said.

The prospect of a reunion between Landry and Brown remained alive for weeks, yet he suffered a major setback in the April 28-30 NFL draft when General Manager Andrew Berry selected receiver David Bell in the third round (No. 99) from Purdue University. Overall). The coaching staff is of the opinion that Bell is primarily playing a slot receiver, one of the roles filled by the laundry.

Laundry, who turns 30 in November, spent the last four seasons with the Browns, who named him their Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2019.

John Dorsey, the former GM of the Browns, bought the laundry in the 2018 trade with the Miami Dolphins, who drafted the player in the second round of Louisiana State University in 2014. The Browns signed Laundry to a five-year, 75.5 million contract extension in April 2018.

About a year later, Laundry’s close friend, former LSU teammate and fellow receiver Odell Beckham Jr. arrived in Cleveland through a trade with the New York Giants. Beckham was forced out of the Browns in early November and won the Super Bowl LVI with the Los Angeles Rams on 13 February. Laundry publicly rooted for Beckham.

After Beckham got into a scuffle in which his father insulted Mayfield’s performance via an Instagram video, Landry refrained from speaking out to kill the writers in a brown setting. His only interview for the rest of the season took place on November 16, when he hosted the second annual Jarvis Laundry Thanksgiving Food Drive at Parma Senior High School and said Beckham’s divorce from the Browns was “sad” and “fine.”

In eight NFL seasons, Laundry has started 113 of 123 regular-season games in which he has appeared and collected 688 catches for 7,598 yards and 1,045 targets for 37 touchdowns and 40 catches for 239 yards and five touchdowns.

Four seasons with the Browns