As the New Orleans Saints continue to play the waiting game on just when Michael Thomas will receive the green light to return to action, much attention has shifted over to their new addition at the position in Jarvis Landry.
The veteran wideout featured in the Saints’ OTAs session on Thursday, which included taking part in several catching drills. He also showed off his prowess in being able to run a multitude of routes.
Speaking at the Saints' OTAs on Thursday, head coach Dennis Allen noted that overall, he has liked what he has seen so far from Landry, who signed a one-year deal with the team last month.
“He looks like what I would expect Jarvis to look like,” Allen said. “He’s really good in transition in and out of the route. The top of the route’s really pretty good with him.
“He understands how to get open and then he also understands how to make plays with the ball in his hands once he’s got it. So I think he was a really good addition for us and [I’m] anxious to really kind of get going with him.”
After a standout four seasons with the Miami Dolphins where he tallied 80-plus receptions in each campaign, Landry ended up having quite a roller-coaster run in his Cleveland Browns stint. Just last year, he notched career lows across the board in multiple stats, as injuries coupled with questionable moves made by the offensive coaching staff marred what turned out to be his final season in Cleveland.
With Landry, Thomas, and Chris Olave in the fold, plenty of high expectations sure are already on the Saints’ wide receiver corps for the 2022 campaign.