Sep 12, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) runs against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns are dealing with a potential change with wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., who is unhappy with his lack of touches. But in the meantime, the team appears ready to add another weapon back into their arsenal.

The Browns announced Friday that veteran wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been designated for return from injured reserve.

Landry has missed the last three Browns games with a knee injury but the move allows him to return to practice as soon as Friday. That makes it possible that Landry could be in uniform when the Browns play the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. However, Landry recently said that “the team and myself and my camp, we’re smart about the decisions about coming back or not and when that will be,” which could imply that he’s going to take it slow and wait until next weekend before fully returning to game action.

Cleveland has definitely missed Landry the last three games. So far on the season, he has six receptions for 80 yards as well as 13 rushing yards and a touchdown. He’s two years removed from his best season, where he garnered 1,174 receiving yards and six touchdowns. But even his output last season, 840 receiving yards and five total touchdowns, is the production they’ve sorely missed.

At 3-2, the Browns are still in prime position to compete for the AFC North. Getting Landry back, and sorting out whatever they need to with Beckham, will go a long way to helping in that cause.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to