In what may be a stepping stone to a renegotiated deal to come, the Miami Dolphins announced they have placed the franchise tag on Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry.
“We have placed the franchise tag on wide receiver Jarvis Landry,” the team tweeted on Tuesday.
According to the Palm Beach Post, the Dolphins plan to use the non-exclusive tag that would guarantee Landry, 25, a 2018 salary projected at approximately $16.2 million if he signed the contract. If Landry decided not to sign in Miami, he could negotiate with other teams, who would then be required to give two first-round picks to the Dolphins in return.
Per Pro Football Talk, teams can choose to use the tags until March 6. The Dolphins would then have until mid-July to sign Landry to an extension.
Landry has made the Pro Bowl in three of his four NFL seasons and has an NFL-record 400 receptions through his four seasons. He caught a career-high 112 passes, which led the NFL, last season in snagging over 100 passes in a season for the second time in his brief career. In his four seasons, Landry has 4,038 receiving yards and 22 touchdown catches for Miami.
–Field Level Media
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