4 Potential cap casualties Eagles can target at wide receiver

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. Jarvis Landry, Browns. . player. 53. .

No one would complain if the Eagles added Jarvis Landry.

If you have teenage children, it might be hard for you to have a conversation and convince them of the next statement. Once upon a time, however, when they both entered the NFL Draft in 2014, there were a few well-known college football pundits that believed, even though Odell Beckham Jr. was the 12th player taken in that year’s selection meeting, there was a chance that Jarvis Landry might prove to be the better talent long-term.

Now, that isn’t meant to take anything away from either guy. OBJ has long proven that he should be seen as one of the NFL’s elite players, and even though he gets hurt a lot now, last season proved that he had a lot more in the tank.

Jarvis Landry is no slouch either. Since the Miami Dolphins wrote his name on a draft card in Round 2, there are quite a few NFL teams that would take him in Round 1 if they could hit the reset button.

Some of you have thrown the flag on the play, and we realize that. How can we talk about the cap numbers of Michael Thomas and Calvin Ridley and not bring up how expensive Landry is, right?

You’re correct in what you’re thinking. If there’s any chance of Landry becoming available, he won’t be inexpensive. He counts as $16.3 million versus the Cleveland Browns cap if nothing happens, but he only counts as $1.5 million in dead cap space. That’s why he’s on this list

Landry will only turn 30 years young in November, so he should have some tread on the tire. More importantly, however, in terms of what he provides in both leadership and talent, no one should groan too much if Philly spends a little extra to land him… They just can’t go crazy with a huge deal for too much money and too many years.