Browns sign WR Jarvis Landry to 5-year extension, report says

Jarvis Landry apparently finally has the deal he was after.

The Browns are finalizing a long-term contract extension with the fifth-year wide receiver that averages about $15 million per year, ESPN first reported Thursday.

Hamilton served as an efficient receiver at Penn State where he averaged 16.2 yards per reception with nine touchdowns last season. He’s underrated, runs well and is looking like a potential Day 3 gem that could work into a receiver rotation that still needs more depth.

The Lions finished 0-16 in 2008 and their response was to draft Matthew Stafford with the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. There have been ups and downs since, but Detroit has made three playoff appearances and is coming off back-to-back winning seasons heading into 2018. While that might seem like modest success at best, the Browns would take that over the next decade. It’s yet another reason to draft a quarterback with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft.

Donald just completed a dominant fourth season in the NFL for which he earned Defensive Player of the Year honors. With only a fifth-year option remaining on his rookie contract, the star defensive tackle has his eyes on a long-term extension. Donald pushed for a new contract last year, holding out through the preseason before returning to the team on Sept. 7.

General manager Les Snead said publicly that the Rams have ” budgeted ” for the multiyear deal needed to keep Donald in Los Angeles but also stated in January that the team has higher priorities to consider . As such, it remains unclear whether Donald’s absence from the offseason program represents nothing more than a player opting to skip voluntary workouts or the beginning of another prolonged contract stalemate.

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