Although compensation is not yet known, ESPN's Adam Schefter said that neither pick the Dolphins are getting is expected to be a first- or second-rounder. Landry will likely get a contract extension with the Browns. In his four-year career, he's registered 400 receptions for 4,038 yards and 22 touchdowns.
The three-time Pro Bowl receiver signed his $16 million, one-year franchise tag Thursday, a person familiar with the situation said.
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In no way does this mean Cleveland is going to avoid a quarterback in the first round of April's draft. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl for three consecutive seasons.
The Browns are thought to be considering drafting a quarterback with one of their first-round picks. If the Dolphins do decide to deal Landry, it isn't hard to see why a number of teams would be interested. He's set to earn $10 million next season as well as a $6 million roster bonus, and his deal in total comes with an $18 million cap hit for the 2018 season. Running back Duke Johnson finished as the club's leading receiver. He led the National Football League with 22 interceptions and routinely made poor decisions inside the opponents' 20-yard line.