MOBILE, Ala.—Jarvis Landry has said it multiple times over the past year and he’s saying it again this week even as contract discussions with the Dolphins grow tense: He wants to stay with Miami.
Landry, who will hit free agency in March, spoke to CBS Miami’s Mike Cugno after today’s Pro Bowl practice and reiterated that the Dolphins are his preference, but he’s willing to leave if that’s what it takes to get what he’s worth.
“I want to be in Miami, but however it goes, it goes,” Landry said. “I’ll continue to be Juice and do the things that I do well. Either way, I’ll be happy because I love this game and I love everything about it. I’m just embracing the process.”
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Landry will be in high demand if he hits the open market after four incredibly productive seasons with the Dolphins to begin his career.
No player has caught more than Landry’s 400 receptions in their first four years in the NFL. He’s racked up 4,038 yards and 22 touchdowns as well.
One option for Miami to keep him is to employ the franchise tag, which would retain him for one season at the average salary of the five highest-paid receivers in the league, and Landry told CBS he’s opposed to that outcome. The team doesn’t need his cooperation to go that route, however.
“I think a franchise tag is another way of holding us down a little bit,” he said.
Dolphins vice president Mike Tannenbaum addressed Landry’s situation at the Senior Bowl today, though he said little more than he respects what he’s done on the field and can’t guarantee they’ll be able to re-sign him.
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