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Jarvis Landry says ‘no surgery’ necessary for injury, expects to be ready for Browns training camp

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry says ‘no surgery’ is necessary for his undisclosed injury and he expects to be ready for the start of training camp.
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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry watches from the sideline during an organized team activity session at the team's training facility in Berea, Ohio on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry was held out of organized team activities practices over the last three weeks and will not participate in this week’s mandatory veteran minicamp because of an undisclosed injury.

While Landry declined to tell reporters the nature of the injury, he did clarify his intentions to be on the field when the Browns start training camp in late July.

“No surgery,” Landry said.

“Just something that we’re all on top of, I’m not going to disclose what’s going on, but something that we’re all on top of. I can be able to participate, but something that we thought, ‘We’ll take a little bit of time and not participate.’”

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry stretches to make a catch during Monday's practice at team headquarters in Berea.

Although Landry has not participated in practices in recent weeks, he was on the field with his teammates throughout the OTA sessions.

“The main part is be here for the guys,” Landry said. “Continue to be a leader and get back into a routine and to support Freddie (Kitchens) and be here for him. Him taking on a different type of position, but still being the same guy.”

Acquired by the Browns from the Miami Dolphins for draft picks last March and signed to a lucrative multi-year contract extension, Landry quickly developed into a leader for the offense and lived up to the hype in his first year in Cleveland, as he made impactful plays in multiple ways for the offense.

Landry turned his 81 receptions into 976 yards and four touchdowns, rushed for 60 yards and one score on just three attempts and completed one of his two passes for 63 yards. Additionally, Landry completed a two-point conversion pass to quarterback Baker Mayfield in a 21-17 win over the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium in Week 3.

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry catches a pass while hustling down the field during Monday's practice at team headquarters in Berea.

Because of the type of competitor Landry is, sitting on the sideline is not something he is happy about, but he is confident quarterback Baker Mayfield is responding well to the challenge of not having him, Odell Beckham Jr. or Antonio Callaway on the fields in Berea during the OTA practices.

“I know I’m not handling it well,” Landry said. “I would love to be out there for him, competing, getting better, and there’s nothing like getting the reps, actually doing it and not just mental reps.

“I think he’s handling it well. I think he’s still trying to bring every guy that’s in there with him up to speed, the things that he knows and making sure that everybody who’s on the field with him is doing their job. I think he’s handling it really well.”