Jarvis Landry, Saints Agree to Reported 1-Year Contract in 2022 NFL Free Agency

Erin WalshMay 13, 2022

CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 09: Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) leaves the field following the National Football League game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns on January 9, 2022, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH. (Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry has agreed to a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, according to Pro Football Network's Aaron Wilson.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported the contract is expected to be worth up to $6 million.

Landry confirmed the deal via social media:

Jarvis Juice Landry @God_Son80

WHO DAT 🚀🚀 <a href="https://t.co/UKlnZRfeva">pic.twitter.com/UKlnZRfeva</a>

Landry spent the last four seasons in Cleveland after being traded by the Miami Dolphins, who selected him in the second round of the 2014 draft. His time in Cleveland essentially came to an end when the team acquired Amari Cooper from the Dallas Cowboys earlier this offseason, which led to ESPN's Adam Schefter reporting in March that the Browns granted Landry permission to seek a trade. 

He was ultimately released on March 14.

The LSU product has been highly productive over his eight seasons, earning five Pro Bowl selections and recording three seasons of 1,000-plus yards. However, the 29-year-old hasn't been as productive of late, catching 52 passes for 570 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games last season. 

Landry said in February that he struggled with knee and quadriceps injuries throughout the 2021 season. He also tweeted that he was open to being traded. 

Jarvis Juice Landry @God_Son80

1/2 Reality behind all this is I came back to play in the best shape of my life, I got hurt week 2 with a high grade MCL Sprain,Partial quad tear and bone bruise. Then came back way to early and ended up staying hurt the entire season. You never heard me mention anything about it

Jarvis Juice Landry @God_Son80

2/3 Also my media availability didn’t happen because I was focused on getting on the field as healthy as possible during the week and after games.. a strategic plan was set in place to be followed. I put the ball in CLE court by telling them I would like to stay but if not then

Jarvis Juice Landry @God_Son80

3/3 I have put the ball in CLE court by telling them I would like to stay but if not then I’m confident enough in myself to be a better healthy me this year and moving forward to helping do my part in winning a championship elsewhere.

The addition of Landry will further bolster the Saints' receiving corps. Three-time Pro Bowler Michael Thomas is expected to return after missing last season due to an ankle injury. The team also drafted former Ohio State star Chris Olave in the first round of the 2022 NFL draft.

As a result, quarterback Jameis Winston has plenty of dangerous playmakers to work with.