By Antwan Staley
On Thursday, Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry finally decided to sign his franchise tag tender, according to reports. Now, what does this mean for Landry and the Dolphins?
For Landry it is simple, signing the franchise tag means he is one step closer to getting traded and finally getting that shiny new contract he has looked for. It is unlikely Landry would play on the $15.9 million franchise tag number, so expect his agent to work out a deal before he is traded.
According to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, the Browns and the Ravens have interest in trading for Landry. The Ravens have tried to acquire Landry since last year, but the Dolphins’ demands in return were “prohibitive,” according to the Baltimore Sun.
The Browns could undoubtedly pay Landry a lot to come to Cleveland as they have over $113 million in cap space. Landry wants a contract that will pay him around $14 million a year on average.
Unless the Dolphins trade Landry by the start of the new league year, his $15.9 million contract will be on the books, which would put the team over the salary cap. The Dolphins are currently about $20 millions over the cap but expect the team to make a few releases to get that number down before March...