Landry's dealing with soreness in his foot rather than an ankle injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Landry exited early in Week 3 against the Panthers, but his injury isn't believed to be serious. The veteran wide receiver will likely be able to play against the VIkings in London, and the same is true for Michael Thomas (toe).
Sep 26, 2022 12:02 PM EST
Landry departed Sunday's game in Carolina in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Analysis: In the span of a few minutes, Landry and then Michael Thomas (foot) left the contest to be checked for injuries. Landry was downgraded from probable to questionable and eventually doubtful to return, which also can be said for Thomas. The statuses of the duo thus will need to be monitored as the Saints prepare for a Week 4 matchup with the Vikings.
Sep 25, 2022 12:57 PM EST
Landry (ankle) has been downgraded to questionable to return Sunday against the Panthers, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Analysis: It looked like Landry may have a chance to return have getting briefly checked out in the medical tent, but it appears like the veteran may be shut down for the remainder of the contest. Michael Thomas (undisclosed) is also questionable to return, leaving rookie Chris Olave to led the Saints' passing attack.
Sep 25, 2022 12:43 PM EST
Landry (ankle) is probable to return Sunday against the Panthers, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.
Analysis: Landry limped off the field and went straight to the medical tent in the third quarter, but he's been working out on the sideline and appears likely to get back in. Before exiting, Landry caught two of five targets for 22 yards. Michael Thomas (undisclosed) has also spent some time on the sideline, leaving rookie Chris Olave as the Saints' top pass catcher.
Sep 25, 2022 12:32 PM EST
Landry brought in four of five targets for 25 yards in the Saints' 20-10 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Analysis: The veteran was notably quieter in the Week 2 defeat than in the opener versus the Falcons (7-114 on nine targets). Landry's numbers were much more reminiscent of the possession role he's increasingly played in his last few seasons, and he's likely to continue serving as a complementary option versus the Panthers in a Week 3 road matchup.
Sep 18, 2022 3:35 PM EST
Landry secured seven of nine targets for 114 yards in the Saints' 27-26 win over the Falcons on Sunday.
Analysis: Landry was the somewhat surprising yardage leader for the Saints in the wild win, displaying excellent chemistry with new quarterback Jameis Winston in their first regular-season action together. A big chunk of Landry's yardage came on 31- and 40-yard receptions in the fourth quarter, the latter kicking off what would turn out to be the game-winning drive for New Orleans. Landry is expected to handle much more of a possession role from week to week and may therefore have a challenging time approximating Sunday's yardage total, but the fast start in a new offense is naturally very encouraging. Landry and the rest of his offensive teammates will undoubtedly have a stiffer challenge on their hands in Week 2, however, as New Orleans welcomes in the Buccaneers for a divisional matchup.
Sep 11, 2022 2:31 PM EST
Landry caught both of his targets for 35 yards in Friday's 27-10 preseason win over the Chargers.
Analysis: Landry was the intended target on each of starting quarterback Jameis Winston's first two passes. They connected on both for gains of 20 and 15 yards. While Landry could take a back seat to Michael Thomas (hamstring) if Thomas is healthy in the regular season, the 29-year-old offseason addition should still have some gas left in the tank and displayed a good rapport with Winston in this one, albeit in just one drive together.
Aug 26, 2022 8:16 PM EST
Landry appears set to play in Friday's preseason contest versus the Chargers, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Analysis: While Michael Thomas (hamstring) wasn't spotted in uniform before Friday's game, Landry was among a group of veterans that were, including quarterback Jameis Winston and running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram. If Landry takes the field, he likely will start alongside rookie first-round pick Chris Olave.
Aug 26, 2022 4:56 PM EST
Landry isn't suited up in advance of Friday's preseason game in Green Bay, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Analysis: Landry was seen going through a pregame warmup, per Johnson, but the ninth-year pro wasn't in uniform in the lead-up to kickoff along with Michael Thomas. Meanwhile, Chris Olave was on the field with the other wide receivers, meaning the rookie first-rounder, Marquez Callaway and Tre'Quan Smith, among others, appear to be the Saints available at the position Friday.
Aug 19, 2022 4:30 PM EST
Landry did not play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Texans.
Analysis: Landry wasn't the only veteran receiver in street clothes for the Saints, as Michael Thomas also watched from the sideline while rookie Chris Olave secured his only target for four yards. However, Landry could factor into the starting lineup this coming Friday against the Packers if the Saints elect to roll out a greater portion of their first-team offense.
Aug 13, 2022 9:24 PM EST
Landry signed a one-year contract with the Saints that is worth a base value of $3 million plus $3 million in incentives, Ian Rapport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: This seems like a team-friendly deal for the 29-year-old Landry, who could max out the contract and still take home less cash in 2022 than 39 other receivers around the league. In any case, it will be interesting to see if a new team could help Landry rebound from a down 2021 season in Cleveland in which the LSU product logged career lows in nearly every receiving category. Working in Landry's favor will be his position within two blue-chip perimeter receivers (Michael Thomas, Chris Olave) while catching passes from a quarterback in Jameis Winston who has developed a reputation for attempting risky throws.
May 16, 2022 8:23 AM EST
Landry is planning to sign a contract with the Saints on Friday, NFL reporter Jordan Schultz reports.
Analysis: Landry visited the Saints in April, and after testing the free-agency market, he's opted to sign a deal with New Orleans. The veteran likely slots into the depth chart behind Michael Thomas, but Landry will likely have to compete for targets with rookie first-round pick Chris Olave. After missing just one regular-season game over his last seven NFL season, Landry was sidelined for five contests in 2021 en route to recording a 50/770/2 stat line for the Browns.
May 13, 2022 1:24 PM EST
Landry isn't likely to re-sign with the Browns, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Analysis: Landry was released in mid-March and visited with the Saints nine days later. No visits have been reported since then, but Landry also has been mentioned as a possibility for the Ravens, especially after they traded Marquise Brown to Arizona. The Browns reportedly view rookie third-round pick David Bell as an option for the slot, which could leave Donovan Peoples-Jones and Anthony Schwartz to compete for perimeter snaps opposite new No. 1 receiver Amari Cooper. The 29-year-old Landry finished last season with career lows for catches (52), targets (87), receiving yards (570), touchdowns (two), catches per game (4.3) and games played (12), though he did improve late in the year with a 25-325-2 receiving line over his final five appearances.
May 9, 2022 7:22 AM EST
Landry is slated to visit the Saints on Wednesday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Analysis: The Saints' interest in Landry makes sense, with the team still looking to add wide receiver depth behind top option Michael Thomas, who is bouncing back from an ankle injury. It remains to be seen if Landry, who was released by the Browns last month, signs a contract before next week's NFL draft, but either way, the 29-year-old profiles as one of the top veteran options at his position at this stage of free agency. Per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, it's still possible that Landry could end up re-signing with Cleveland. After missing just one regular-season game over his first seven NFL seasons, Landry missed five contests in 2021 en route to recording a 52/570/2 stat line with the Browns.
Apr 20, 2022 9:20 AM EST
The Browns released Landry on Monday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Landry was scheduled for a non-guaranteed $14.3 million base salary in 2022, the fifth and final season of a five-year, $75.5 million contract. He'll now hit free agency for the first time at age-29, and while a smaller deal likely is in the cards this time around, the veteran wide receiver shouldn't lack for suitors.
Mar 14, 2022 9:22 AM EST
The Browns have granted Landry and his representation an opportunity to seek a trade, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: This comes after the Browns acquired Amari Cooper and his $20 million salary in a trade Saturday, all but ending Landry's four-year tenure with the franchise. It's hard to imagine a WR-needy team trading significant draft compensation for the 29-year-old who is scheduled to count $16.38 million against the cap, especially with a loaded class of incoming rookie WRs and a healthy group of free-agent targets set to become available. As a result, it wouldn't be entirely surprising to see the Browns outright cut the star slot wide receiver, dramatically opening up the number of possible destinations for Landry.
Mar 12, 2022 12:14 PM EST
Landry voiced his preference to remain with Cleveland on Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Analysis: Landry has one year remaining on a contract and is scheduled to make $15.1 million in salary and bonuses while absorbing a $16.38 million of cap space, per Over The Cap. If he's cut before June 1, Landry's cap hit falls to $1.5 million. The Browns are in need of quality wideouts, and Landry qualifies as one, but injuries and an unproductive 2021 season make him a candidate for release.
Feb 23, 2022 4:17 AM EST
Landry secured six of eight targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' 21-16 win over the Bengals on Sunday.
Analysis: Landry paced the Browns in receptions, receiving yards and targets while serving as Week 18 starter Case Keenum's primary security blanket. The veteran possession receiver battled some injuries in 2021, but he finished the campaign with a solid 25-325-2 line over his last five games. Assuming the Browns do opt to hold on to the 29-year-old for 2022 despite his sizable salary, he figures to once again serve as an important component of the air attack, albeit with a likely new No. 1 receiver.
Jan 9, 2022 3:35 PM EST
Landry caught four of 10 targets for 43 yards in Monday night's 26-14 loss to the Steelers. He also rushed once for six yards.
Analysis: Landry went for a 20-yard gain on Cleveland's second offensive play, but his remaining targets weren't as fruitful. While leading the Browns in the category, however, he put together his third game with double-digit targets over his last four appearances. That high involvement at least gives Landry a decent floor heading into Week 18's finale versus the Bengals.
Jan 3, 2022 9:20 PM EST
Landry caught four passes for 55 yards on seven targets against Green Bay on Saturday.
Analysis: Landry could have done more but was weighed down by the fluctuating accuracy of Baker Mayfield, who threw two of his four interceptions while targeting Landry -- one badly overthrown, the other badly underthrown. While the Steelers in Week 17 aren't an obviously better matchup for Landry in terms of coverage quality, their poor run defense might allow the Browns to boost Mayfield's efficiency as a passer by leaning on the playaction pass to make for easier throws than the ones Mayfield missed Landry on in this game. Whatever way the game goes for Mayfield, Landry is locked in as the Browns' lead target.
Dec 25, 2021 5:01 PM EST
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