Jarvis Landry Injury Update Is Good Sign for Browns Ahead of Matchup With Cardinals

Jarvis Landry is nearing a return for Cleveland.
Jarvis Landry is nearing a return for Cleveland. / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns will have arguably the best matchup in the NFL in Week 6, as they host the undefeated Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. EST. 

Cleveland has relied on a run-heavy attack, especially without wide receiver Jarvis Landry, but it appears that Landry could return from a sprained MCL in his knee in Week 6. 

“We’ve got three home games this next little turn, so it will be a perfect time somewhere in there if I can get back,” Landry said. “At the end of the day, the team and myself and my camp, we’re smart about the decisions about coming back or not and when that will be.”

Landry has been out since suffering the injury against the Houston Texans in Week 2. He’s considered day-to-day, but the five-time Pro Bowler won’t commit to being on the field Sunday just yet. 

“I think it can be,” he said. “I’ve been missing the game. I want to be playing. I’ve been active in the meetings, continue to be a leader.

“But there’s still something about Sunday, game day that I’ve always looked forward to. And that’s the part of it all that I miss. I still put all the work in in a sense, but I don’t get that reward, which is the game day. Hopefully, that comes sooner than later.”

Cleveland is a 2.5-point favorite at home against the Cardinals, according to the odds at WynnBET Sportsbook

While the Browns have lost two close games to quality teams (the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers), there’s a chance they can hand the Cardinals their first loss this season. Our own Reed Wallach picked Cleveland as his best bet this week in our weekly video. 

The Browns have relied heavily on Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb since Landry went down, as quarterback Baker Mayfield also injured his shoulder in that Week 2 matchup. While Mayfield has played through the injury, there’s no doubt that having a player like Landry back on the field would help him going forward. 

So far this season, Landry has six catches for 80 yards on six targets. He was off to a fast start in Week 1 (five catches for 71 yards), and the Browns hope he can build on that whenever he returns to the lineup.

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