Browns news: Cleveland essentially swapped Andy Lee, 2019 7th-rounder for Jarvis Landry
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Browns essentially swapped Andy Lee, 2019 7th-rounder for Jarvis Landry

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The Cleveland Browns finally made an offseason splash with a couple of big-name signings before the start of the new NFL year. They kicked off the day by trading for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round pick and seventh-round pick in 2019.

It goes without saying that the acquisition of Landry came at a steal for the Browns. However, according to Evan Silva of Rotoworld, it was an even better deal for Cleveland considering what they gave up in retrospect:

Browns had 101 and 123 in the 4th round, so they parted with their lower fourth-rounder in the deal for Jarvis Landry. This is the pick Browns acquired for P Andy Lee in the trade with Panthers. Lee is now with the Cardinals. So Cleveland wound up getting Jarvis Landry for Andy Lee and a 2019 7th-rounder.

It is always a win if one team can manage to fill a huge void in their player personnel for next season. However, acquiring a player of Landry’s caliber for next to nothing has to have Browns fans giddy about their rebuild moving forward.

Jarvis Landry, Dolphins

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The three-time Pro Bowler was one of the best wideouts in the 2017 NFL season. He finished by hauling in a league-leading 112 receptions for 987 yards and nine touchdowns. Perhaps even more impressive was that he was the lone bright spot in an otherwise lackluster Dolphins offense.

Jarvis Landry, Dolphins

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Jarvis Landry has shown his ability to perform at a high level despite whoever is playing under center. Fortunately, the Browns addressed that issue as well by trading for Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor later in the day.