Jarvis Landry Trade Rumors: Dolphins Reportedly Received Calls for WR

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 8, 2017

ORLANDO, FL - AUGUST 25: Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins stretches prior to the preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons on August 25, 2016 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Falcons 17-6. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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With wide receiver Jarvis Landry set to enter the final year of his contract, the Miami Dolphins have reportedly received calls from interested teams regarding his availability.

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins fielded "a call or two," but aren't actively looking to deal the two-time Pro Bowler.

Talk of Landry's availability began Monday when Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer said the following on 97.5 The Fanatic, per 975 Mornings:

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“One name I’ve been hearing is Jarvis Landry who could find himself on the trade block, Miami might like Stills more” - @Jeff_McLane

Kenny Stills is set to hit the free-agent market, and if Miami is unable to re-sign him, it will be left with Landry and DeVante Parker as the only established wideouts on the roster.

Landry has developed into one of the NFL's best slot receivers since entering the league as a second-round pick out of LSU in 2014.

The 24-year-old has topped 1,100 yards in each of the past two seasons, and he reeled in 94 receptions in 2016 after registering 110 the previous season.

Landry doesn't find the end zone often with just 13 touchdowns in three seasons, but he keeps the chains moving and is quarterback Ryan Tannehill's most reliable target.

Perhaps the only logic in trading Landry is the fact that he will become a free agent in 2018 and require a significant raise from the less than $900,000 salary he'll make in 2017, according to Spotrac.

With no viable replacement available, however, Miami is best off keeping him around as one of the NFL's best values in 2017 and attempting to reach the playoffs for the second consecutive year.


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