CLEVELAND -- Jarvis Landry had quite the resume when it came to making catches and turning those receptions into first downs and touchdowns for the Miami Dolphins, and he brought the same kind of skills with him to the Cleveland Browns.
Acquired in a trade with the Dolphins early in the new NFL year back in March, Landry has turned 29 catches into 381 yards and one touchdown, and the five catches for 69 yards in last Sunday’s 12-9 win over the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium gave him more receptions than any other player in league history over the first five years of their careers.
“What he says, he means,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said in a conference call with the Cleveland media earlier this week. “He walks the talk as I should say.”
Landry broke the previous record of 426 receptions, which Arizona Cardinals great Larry Fitzgerald set from 2004 through 2008. He needed seven less games than Fitzgerald to break the record, and is the only one of the top four receivers to need less than 70 games to catch at least 415 passes.
Currently, Landry has the second-longest streak for consecutive games (68) with at least two receptions. Only Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown has a longer streak (105 games) than Landry.
Over his four-year career with the Dolphins, Landry turned 400 catches into 4,038 yards and 22 touchdowns. He averaged 10.1 yards per catch and 63.1 yards per game to go along with 38 catches of at least 20 yards, seven 40-yard plays and 220 first downs.
The 5-foot-11, 208-pound Landry had two 110-catch seasons (2015, 2017) and two 1,100-yard years (2015, 2016) on his resume from his Miami days.
For his career, Landry has hauled in 429 catches for 4,107 yards and 23 touchdowns.
“The guy loves football,” Jackson said. “He is always out there. He is very competitive. He has not really missed anything. There was one day of practice, but this guy is trying to be out there every day.
“I know that sometimes, physically, he is hurting, but he fights through it because I think he understands how important it is to be out there at practice. In games, he shows up and makes plays. At times, when we need big-time plays, he makes plays. That, to me, is invaluable in this league.”
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