Jarvis Landry is one of the most emotional players in recent Dolphins‘ history, and his farewell was predictably heartfelt.
The trade that sent him to Cleveland in exchange for a fourth- and seventh-round pick became official this afternoon, and Landry posted an all-caps goodbye note to South Florida.
“MIAMI THANK YOU,” he wrote. “THE FANS, MY TEAMMATES.. FOR THE EXPERIENCE THESE PAST 4 YEARS. I CANT TELL YOU WHAT IT HAS MEANT TO ME AND MY FAMILY.”
Landry added that he is “forever grateful” to owner Stephen Ross, former general manager Dennis Hickey and former receivers coach Phil McGeoghan.”
He did not mention vice president Mike Tannenbaum, who handles player contracts, or coach Adam Gase. The season ended with Gase and Landry yelling at each other in the Kansas City game and Gase calling Landry’s ejection in the finale one of the most embarrassing things he’s ever seen in a game.
Gase spoke glowingly of Landry at the NFL Combine two weeks ago and said he wanted him on the team, even though the team was obviously trying to trade him at the time. Neither has addressed their relationship publicly since the deal was agreed to in principle Friday.
Landry came to the Dolphins as a second-round pick in 2014, No. 63 overall, and made an instant impact. He caught 84 balls as a rookie and got better from there.
In his four seasons with the Dolphins, he totaled 400 catches, 4,038 yards and 22 touchdowns. He put up those numbers in a mere 64 games and leaves the franchise sixth all-time in receptions, eighth in yards receiving and 11th in touchdown catches.
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