CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Browns, fresh off signing Jarvis Landry to a mega-deal, are not expected to pursue three-time Pro Bowl receiver Dez Bryant, who was cut by the Cowboys on Saturday, multiple sources tell cleveland.com
The Browns signed their own three-time Pro Bowler, Landry, to a five-year extension on Friday worth about $75.5 million, including total guarantees of about $47 million.
They also signed Josh Gordon to his one-year exclusive rights free agent contract on Monday, the first day of the Browns' offseason program. Gordon, who participated in the program Monday and has been back in Cleveland for a few weeks, will make only $790,000 this year, the minimum of for a veteran with only two accrued seasons.
Gordon, 27, would be in the midst of his lucrative second contract by now if he hadn't been suspended for 54 of his 96 games for multiple violations of the substance abuse policy.
Bryant, 29, was cut by the Cowboys, who opted not to pay him his $12.5 million salary for 2018. He also would've counted $16.5 million against the salary cap.
Bryant averaged 91 receptions, 1312 yards and 14 TDs from 2012-2014, but hasn't had a 1,000-yard season or double-digit TDs since then.