Hyde5: Dolphins deny Landry trade talk reported by Michael Lombardi

Would the Miami Dolphins listen to trades offers for Jarvis Landry, as Michael Lombardi, a former NFL executive, reported in May on a podcast — and now tweets they’ll “seriously listen?”

The Dolphins people I talked with say that’s not true. They just got Jay Cutler and wouldn’t want to put more on his plate by getting rid of a great security blanket like Landry. They wouldn’t get value for him to help for this season when they’re trying to build on last year’s playoff run.

This isn’t exactly a new thought, as Lombardi suggested it in May, as he said. But it’s taken off again with his current tweet and the fact the Dolphins still haven’t re-signed Landry as they have other players.

Landry is valuable player. Everyone would agree with that. The question is what value you put on him. He’s tied with friend and former LSU teammate Odell Beckham Jr. for the most catches (288) in NFL history in their first three years in the league. That’s something. It tells Landry has been a productive player. But it also says something that Beckham Jr. has 35 touchdowns with those catches and Landry has 13. Also there’s this: Analytics don’t view him as much more than a receiver with average impact.

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