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Browns reach deal to acquire WR Jarvis Landry from Dolphins

Dec 31 2017 Pittsburgh PA USA Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden enters the field before playing the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry reportedly signed his franchise tender Thursday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

With Landry in the fold, Cleveland can focus on upgrading its quarterback and/or running back positions with picks No. 1 and 4 in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The trade will be official March 14 when the new league year begins.

The Browns agreed to trade for Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry. He has been named to three Pro Bowls in four National Football League seasons and caught more than 100 passes twice and never less than 84 in a year.

With Landry off the books the Dolphins get some relief toward the projected 2018 salary cap of $177.2 million. And since the Browns still have more cap space than anyone else, they're probably going to shop some more in free agency.

But now he'll bring that to Cleveland where the Browns are trying to rebuild an offense of a team that went 0-16 in 2017.

Landry just completed the four-year contract he signed as a rookie.

But his volatile personality became a concern past year for Miami. He also had 987 receiving yards and nine touchdown catches. That means Landry is officially under contract and is eligible to get dealt. Hue Jackson has handed his offense over to former Pittsburgh coordinator Todd Haley, who knows how to best use a player of Landry's skill after coaching Antonio Brown the past few seasons.