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Browns' Jarvis Landry Could Require Offseason Surgery on Hip Injury

Megan ArmstrongAnalyst IIIDecember 20, 2019

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Rick Scuteri/Associated Press

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry told Subtext, Cleveland.com's Browns Insider subscription package, that he could undergo offseason hip surgery, Mary Kay Cabot reported Friday. 

Landry said that his hip "has bothered him all season" but "declined to specify the nature of the injury," Cabot wrote.

The 27-year-old was voted to the 2020 Pro Bowl earlier this week, his fifth career Pro Bowl nod, and has not missed a game this season. Landry has 1,108 yards—his third season eclipsing 1,000 yards receiving—and five touchdowns on 74 catches through 14 games.

Moreover, Landry has never missed a regular-season game since the Miami Dolphins selected him in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft.

Landry has been with the Browns since the Dolphins traded him in March 2018. The LSU product was joined in Cleveland by his longtime friend Odell Beckham Jr. when the receiver was traded to the Browns by the New York Giants this March.

Beckham has been playing 2019 through injury, too. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport first reported on Dec. 8 that the 27-year-old has been playing this season with a sports hernia "that will necessitate surgery this offseason."

Quarterback Baker Mayfield made waves when he told reporters he felt the team's medical staff mishandled Beckham's injury before clarifying his comments: 

Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

#Browns Baker Mayfield said the training staff should’ve seen to it that Odell Beckham have surgery in training camp and then he would’ve only missed 1 or 2 games.

Baker Mayfield @bakermayfield

Those people within our building know my intentions and where I am coming from. I truly believe that and I apologize to those that don’t deserve the backlash.... today was a good team win. On to the next one.

On top of injury concerns, Beckham and Landry have been reported to be telling opposing teams to "come get me" from the Browns in the offseason:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Multiple Browns players, including Jarvis Landry, yelled “Come get me” to the Cardinals sideline on Sunday, per @MikeSilver. That’s the same phrase @JayGlazer reported OBJ has told opponents. https://t.co/ochiw0gBoo

Beckham denied that when meeting with the media on Wednesday and wanted to speak on the controversy because he felt "it was starting to get out of hand" once NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala told 92.3 The Fan that Beckham had told Pittsburgh Steelers players he wanted to leave Cleveland: 

"I'm not going anywhere. I'll be here. We're going to figure this thing out. It's just too special to leave."

[...]

"Yeah, man, it just doesn't seem right to do this without (Landry), you know?. Being apart from him and kind of taking a step back because we're going through our own things in our lives and not being able to be here, like I told y'all, I'm babysitting every now and then. Just chilling with (Landry's kids) Joy and little J. So it's just too special to leave. Like I said, I'm just in the process of putting new walls and stuff up in the house, new doghouse and it's just too special of an opportunity."

Landry also denied the reports on Wednesday, calling out NFL Network's Michael Silver: "So Michael or whoever the source was, it's all about clicks now, and I get it. But at the end of the day, don't try to slander my name. If you didn't hear me say it directly, you shouldn't have to be able to report about it."

The 6-8 Browns' season has been defined by rumors like these because of their underwhelming performance on the field. Cleveland will hope that, one, Beckham and Landry remain with the Browns as well as return healthy in 2020 to fulfill expectation surrounding the team entering 2019.

The Browns will host the 12-2 Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon before rounding out the season at 1-13 Cincinnati on Dec. 29.