Jarvis Landry says Browns would welcome Dez Bryant with ‘open arms’
In the last few days, there has been some growing chatter floating around that the Cleveland Browns could seriously interested in bringing aboard former Pro Bowl wide receiver Dez Bryant in free agency to add to their promising group of wideouts.
With that in mind, Pro Bowler Jarvis Landry voiced on Monday that the team would welcome Bryant graciously while adding another proven offensive weapon to the mix, according to Tom Withers of The Associated Press.
Landry said Monday that he has been in touch with Bryant, a three-time Pro Bowler who was released by the Dallas Cowboys in April. Landry said the Browns would welcome Bryant with “open arms” and that he would bring “attitude” and give the team another playmaker.
There is some significant interest from the players with Landry leading the charge with his desire to add Bryant to the mix. The 28-year-old would another dimension to their passing game with one of the league most established wide receivers looking to bounce back in a major way in his next landing spot. These last few months since being let go by the Dallas Cowboys, he has faced plenty of criticism that includes even coming from his former team.
Bryant has struggled to break through over the last three seasons failing to topple 1,000 receiving yards in any campaign, but he has a chance to prove that he has plenty left in the tank. There hasn’t been a lack of interest in his services around the league; it has simply been his choice to not truly engage with the teams that have reached out to him.
That said, this situation with Cleveland could be his chance to showcase his ability as a playmaker in the passing game as well as putting himself in the position to land a lucrative long-term extension.