Jaguars signing veteran WR Jarvis Landry would be mutually beneficial

• The Jaguars are brining in veteran WR Jarvis Landry for a workout.
Jan 3, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Cleveland Browns running back Jarvis Landry (80) gains
Jan 3, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Jarvis Landry (80) gains / Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars used the 23rd overall pick to select wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr., but that hasn't stopped them from looking for more offensive weapons. Just a few days after the 2024 NFL Draft, they're bringing in a veteran for a workout.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that wide receiver Jarvis Landry is expected to attend the Jaguars' rookie minicamp. He'll have a chance to work out and potentially sign a deal if the Jags are pleased with what they see. Landry sat out the 2023 while recovering from injuries, but Pelissero points out that he's now 100 percent.

A second-round pick in 2014, Landry began his career with the Miami Dolphins. He joined the Cleveland Browns in 2018 and spent the 2022 season with the New Orleans Saints. He's posted two 100-catch seasons and has earned five Pro Bowl designations throughout his career.

Landy suffered an ankle injury late in 2022 and spent 2023 focused on getting healthy. The last time the former LSU Tiger played a full season was in 2019 when he caught 83 receptions for 1,174 yards with six touchdowns.

The Jarvis Landry's tryout shows the Jaguars not enthused about depth at WR

On top of drafting Brian Thomas Jr., the Jags signed Gabe Davis in free agency. Thomas and Davis will join a receiver corps that includes Zay Jones and Christian Kirk. That's a promising group of starters. Having said that, bringing Jarvis Landry in for a tryout may be a sign that the Jacksonville Jaguars aren't thrilled about their depth.

Currently, Tim Jones and Parker Washington are the top backups at the position. The former is a superb blocker but isn't the kind of player opposing coordinators game plan for. The latter got playing time when Kirk went down but his skill set limits him mostly to the slot. Also on the roster is Elijah Cooks, who went undrafted last year but made the initial 53-man roster. However, he was a healthy scratch for a good chunk of the season.

Once this year's draft was over, the Jags signed a handful of receivers, including David White (North Carolina), Brevin Easton (Albany), and Wayne Ruby Jr. (Mount Union). All three have upside but none of them are proven commodities. That's where Landry comes in. He wouldn't probably get a featured role in Jacksonville but he could step in at any time and make plays. For his part, he'll get a chance to keep his NFL career back on track.

The fact that Landry only had a workout means that there might not have been much demand for him even though he's healthy once again. Then again, he probably has a bit of gas left in the tank, so he should be able to make a positive impression in Jaguars' rookie minicamp. If he doesn't, it at least shows the team's willingness to leave no stone unturned while looking for options to bolster their wide receiver group.

Jarvis Landry may or may not make the Jaguars' 53-man roster, but if he does, it's because they think he can still bring something to the table.

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