Jarvis Landry signed his franchise tender

AP

Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry‘s failure to sign his franchise tender caught some notice this week as it was expected he was going to do it soon after receiving the tag from Miami, but it’s not something to think about any longer.

According to multiple reports, Landry has now officially signed the tender. That shouldn’t change much about the immediate plans for the Dolphins, however.

As we reported on Wednesday, Landry had already accepted the tender. That means it was binding in terms of guaranteeing his $15.9 million salary for the 2018 season as well as leaving him open to being traded by the Dolphins.

There have been multiple reports about the Dolphins’ interest in doing that, including one that had the Dolphins giving Landry the green light to seek out and facilitate a deal to another team. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that no trade is imminent at the moment, however.

37 responses to “Jarvis Landry signed his franchise tender

  1. Dolphins are a mess…. paying this clown like he’s an NFL stud receiver, paying Suh likes he’s a QB. Tannenbaum etc…

  2. As we reported on Wednesday, Landry had already accepted the tender. That means it was binding in terms of guaranteeing his $15.9 million salary for the 2018 season as well as leaving him open to being traded by the Dolphins.
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    How? I don’t see how this would be any different than the Gruden hoopla or the Schiano situation. If he never actually signed the tender, would you be saying it was binding and he needs to show up to OTAs that are mandatory? I remember some situation where a Bronco had to be cut because the agreed upon contract did not arrive signed before the deadline. Surely, had he not been cut his agent would have been claiming that guaranteed money would still belong to him because of the 6 minute deadline discrepancy

  3. Homeboy isn’t getting 14 mil per year. Not when someone can go out and sign Sammy Watkins (albeit not as good as Juice) for much less money. Take the 15mil dude.

  4. As a Jets fan I take delight when other organizations hire the inept senior management the Jets had (before firing them). I was so happy when the Dolphins (a division rival) hired Mike Tannenbaum (the former GM).
    Mike is doing to the Dolphins what he did to the Jets.

    The only difference is the Dolphins should have known better. He left the Jets in shambles, so why would anyone hire him? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

  5. Mix in a cup of honey nut cheerios with some marshmallows and chocolate chips, top it off with a teaspoon of butter (brown ghee preferred) and sprinkle some cinnamon on all that jazz and it’s a rapture of smores. Also, the Fins painted themselves in a corner with tagging Landry. No other team would be foolish to pay him that much.

  6. Laundry is now the highest paid WR in the NFL when it comes to base salary for 2018 and will make that no matter what team he is traded to. It will only change if he ultimately agrees to a long term extension.What team is going to pay him 16 million

  7. Chicago, Ravens and any other team interested hear this: This guy will produce for you PERIOD. He is consistent and a great competitor and isn’t a trouble maker IMO. If he stays with us he will be over paid for his slot position but i’m NOT worried about him producing. You want production year over year? Trade for this guy. All we want is your second round pick.

  8. “I remember some situation where a Bronco had to be cut because the agreed upon contract did not arrive signed before the deadline. Surely, had he not been cut his agent would have been claiming that guaranteed money would still belong to him because of the 6 minute deadline discrepancy”

    Believe the player was a free agent at that point and there was nothing guaranteed till the signed contract was delivered. Which was done after the deadline and therefore invalid.

  9. dolphins4 says:
    March 8, 2018 at 11:57 am

    I hope some team trades for him soon.

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    Yeah, me too and then wins the SB so you can realize how stupid and ignorant your Alshon comments are about the Bears.

  10. The Dolphins need to rebuild and get better talent on the team. They are losers at 6 wins and 10 loses. Moreover Miami is over the salary cap at this time. So releasing Suh, trading Landry and cutting a number of other non productive higher priced players would help the rebuilding for better talent. Trading Landry will be the most difficult because he’s so over priced and Jarvis could decide not to accept a trade.

  11. And Dolphins fans wonder why they can’t build a winner? Just look at how much money is spent on irrelevant production on the field. Not much left for everyone else.

  12. Not a troublemaker? Head hunting by Landry on crack back, cost a Bills player his career. Landry then in the 2nd contest against Buffalo thought it wise to start a fight leaving his teammate, Drake to fend for himself. While “Juice” took his ball and went HOME. He’s a disgrace and his production is 8 yards in. He doesn’t beat people deep, he’s a RB or TE in the slot. Nothing more nothing less.

  13. As a Finfan I do hope the Fins find common ground for Landry. I prefer we not trade him. I could care less if we bring Suh back.

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    The Dolphins have an ill conceived roster and allocate their cap dollars in a chaotic manner. They need a complete overhaul.
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  15. Likely his agent asked around and no other team was willing to pay anything close to what the tag will pay him this year.

  16. promickey says:
    March 8, 2018 at 12:27 pm
    “The Dolphins need to rebuild and get better talent on the team. They are losers at 6 wins and 10 loses. Moreover Miami is over the salary cap at this time. So releasing Suh, trading Landry and cutting a number of other non productive higher priced players would help the rebuilding for better talent. Trading Landry will be the most difficult because he’s so over priced and Jarvis could decide not to accept a trade.”

    Well this is just an absurd take. Say what you want about the Dolphins’ talent level, but this is a team that was 10-6 the year prior, and with a brand new head coach. In 2017 they faced a world of adversity, including a hurricane, loss of bye week, more road miles in the first 4 weeks than half the league traveled all season, several starting players on IR for the year — including the starting quarterback, etc., and one of the hardest schedules in the league last season. It’s amazing how short NFL fans memories are. When healthy, this is a dangerous team.

  17. If the Dolls think any team is going to trade anything for Landry at $16 million a year is lost and confused. They could get a 7th round pick and a Practice squad player at best.

  18. So tired of this story already. I want him back but not at this cost. I pray they either have a long term agreement in place that lowers this # or they have a trade partner, we have bigger needs and his $$$ has eaten up the cap.

  19. This is exactly why the Franchise Tag is dangerous. Sure – Miami gets to keep Landry for a year, but the tag resets his number to an unrealistic level. I can’t remember who said it, but the paraphrase is “the Franchise Tag only leads to guys leaving your team”.

    And what team is going to negotiate long term with Landry with a base number of $15 mil per year (or $14 mil for Bell)? You end up renting your guy for a year or two at an inflated rate – which is fine if the team is close, but why would Miami tag him other than to try to get something out of him? This doesn’t make Landry an attractive trade target – what do they think teams will give up to take on this inflated contract?

  20. We don’t need an overhaul..WE NEED A GOOD COACH..Gase is just one of our poor choices..He has called our offense “garbage”..”awful”..”a joke”..”sh..”shouldn’t be in the NFL”..The play calling is horrible, yet he thinks he is the only one “good” enough to call the plays..
    His ego far surpasses his ability..

  21. A second rounder for Landry? Not likely. If he was locked in at a reasonable price for 2018, maybe a 2nd rounder. But he’s going to be expensive. Teams have to worry about their own salary cap, let alone taking on a significant portion of Miami’s salary cap issue now that Landry is guaranteed 16m. I saw one suggestion where the Bears trade their #8 first round pick to Miami for Miami’s #11 pick and Landry. This puts Miami in a better position to draft one of the top QB’s while the Bears can afford to pay Landry 16m if they can’t work out a long term deal. Tossing in Landry would be the equivalent of Miami tossing in a 3rd round pick to the Bears for moving up in the draft, and that works for the Bears since they don’t have a 3rd round pick at the moment. Miami moves up in the draft and gets back under the cap limit. Chicago gets a much needed WR and can then focus on defense in the draft.

  22. garygates says:

    Well this is just an absurd take. Say what you want about the Dolphins’ talent level, but this is a team that was 10-6 the year prior, and with a brand new head coach. In 2017 they faced a world of adversity, including a hurricane, loss of bye week, more road miles in the first 4 weeks than half the league traveled all season, several starting players on IR for the year — including the starting quarterback, etc., and one of the hardest schedules in the league last season. It’s amazing how short NFL fans memories are. When healthy, this is a dangerous team.
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    Every year teams trade, draft get better or worse. The Dolphins are what their current record says they are. This will not change until Miami changes the talent on the team. Obviously if so much money is spent creating a losing record changes have to be made to produce a winner. Every team suffers injuries so making the right adjustments are part of coaching and the personnel management. Bringing in a retired quarterback was the wrong adjustment.

  23. We never should have tagged him. Let free agency set the market and if reasonable then pay a little more for him to stay. If not you get a compensatory pick that will probably be no different than what you get in a trade. Oye.

  24. The Suh contract complicates all team contracts for this coming year. Fins have no choice but to feel its pain and prepare for the season. As far as Landry goes today he’s a Dolphin with an opportunity to negotiate with any team on a long term deal…including the Dolphins.

  25. It seemed like the Fins didn’t even want to keep Landry, then they boxed themselves into a corner by tagging him… Now they’re probably stuck for 2018.

    Who is giving Landry a deal that’s better than $16M for 1 year, including maybe trading something to Miami? He’s a very good player, but not a game-breaking top 5/10 WR talent. The window for a realistic deal is tiny.

  26. The Dolphins did what ANY team would have done. Basically, Landry has cost them an average $984K a year for 4 year and then this monster Tag of $16M. So this was about $4.2M as the best possession receiver in the league AND the Dolphins control his destiny with a trade for some value. As I read by numerous comments, Suh is the problem, not him. Landry IS A GAME CHANGER. Sure, he is not a Top 5 wideout, but he has more catches including more 3rd down pickups than anyone and that you have to pay for. He should have signed for the $58M. In the meantime, he hurts the Dolphins for 1 year. He is going to get $14M+ from ANY team, so cut the Dolphins are stupid stuff. You are the same that think Suh was going to be signed for less by any other team too. I suspect who ever signs Cousins is stupid too?

  27. harrisonhits2 says:
    March 8, 2018 at 12:15 pm
    “I remember some situation where a Bronco had to be cut because the agreed upon contract did not arrive signed before the deadline. Surely, had he not been cut his agent would have been claiming that guaranteed money would still belong to him because of the 6 minute deadline discrepancy”

    Believe the player was a free agent at that point and there was nothing guaranteed till the signed contract was delivered. Which was done after the deadline and therefore invalid.
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    Not exactly. Dumerville was under contract. They agreed on a new deal that would replace the old one and drop it from $12M to $8M. When the new contract did not arrive, the Broncos cut him with 1 minute left to avoid being stuck with the full $12M…and the new contract arrived 6 minutes later. They couldn’t just keep the new contract (at $8M) because cutting him left over a $4M cap hit which would keep his total cost at $12M when added to the $8M he would have made.

  28. It’s amazing I guess, how knowledgeable some think they are on here. Can’t understand why you don’t have a job on one of the NFL teams picking and managing players.🏈 Some of it written is complete rubbish🏈

  29. Trade him to the Bears & swap first round picks. Dolphins move up to 8 & select LB Edwards.

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