CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have signed wide receiver Jarvis Landry to a five-year, $75 million contract extension, a major commitment before his first game or reception.
A three-time Pro Bowler acquired last month in a trade with Miami, Landry was at the team's headquarters Friday as the Browns continued preparations for an NFL draft that may re-shape their franchise.
Landry led the NFL with 112 catches last season and scored nine touchdowns, two more than Cleveland's entire receiving corps.
The 25-year-old will make an immediate impact for a Cleveland team that lost all 16 games last season and is 1-31 in two years under coach Hue Jackson.
The Browns have the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks and are expected to select a quarterback. However, that pick is likely to spend at least one season backing up newly acquired QB Tyrod Taylor, who will have Landry as a target.
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