Dolphins allow Landry to find his own trade partner
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (Sun-Sentinel) —
The Miami Dolphins have granted wide receiver Jarvis Landry permission to seek a trade, the South Florida Sun Sentinel has confirmed, and Landry will soon sign his franchise tag offer sheet to facilitate the process.
The Dolphins met with Landry’s agent Wednesday.
Landry was given the franchise tag, with its approximate $16 million salary for 2018, on Feb. 20, the first day it was allowed. Coach Adam Gase said Wednesday the Dolphins want Landry on the team in 2018.
“Yeah, if it works out the way that we’ve kind of looked at things,” he said Wednesday at NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. “Really that’s why we franchised him. We’ll just kind of see how it goes.”
But clearly money was an issue. The Dolphins offered $13.5 million but Landry wants at least $1 million more per year. It’s unclear why the sides can’t meet in the middle.
If Landry departs the Dolphins would be left with a receiving corps led by Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker but not much experience behind them. Jakeem Grant and Leonte Carroo have both played sparingly the last two years.
Landry basically has a two-step process now, which means he needs to negotiate a multi-year deal with a new team and have the Dolphins agree to trade terms with the new team.
The Dolphins put the franchise tag on Landry after months of thought. They decided to tag Landry on the first day they could.
“We were trying to figure out the best way,” Gase said Wednesday. “We knew [what] we were going to do. We weren’t sure when the best timing was for us. We just decided to do it on that first day. We felt like that was the best thing for us to really, for him to know that that’s there. We’ll just kind of see how this plays out.”