Landry signs $75 million contract extension with Browns

FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns' Jarvis Landry speaks at an NFL football press conference in Berea, Ohio. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Browns are close to finalizing a contract extension with star wide receiver Jarvis Landry. The sides remain in talks but expect to get a deal done, said the person who spoke Thursday, April 12, 2018, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized.(Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer via AP, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have signed wide receiver Jarvis Landry to a five-year, $75 million contract extension, a major commitment before his first game or reception.

A three-time Pro Bowler acquired last month in a trade with Miami, Landry was at the team's headquarters Friday as the Browns continued preparations for an NFL draft that may re-shape their franchise.

Landry led the NFL with 112 catches last season and scored nine touchdowns, two more than Cleveland's entire receiving corps.

The 25-year-old will make an immediate impact for a Cleveland team that lost all 16 games last season and is 1-31 in two years under coach Hue Jackson.

The Browns have the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks and are expected to select a quarterback. However, that pick is likely to spend at least one season backing up newly acquired QB Tyrod Taylor, who will have Landry as a target.


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