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Browns not ready to activate WR Jarvis Landry from IR

Jarvis Landry
Posted at 1:01 PM, Oct 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-16 13:01:11-04

CLEVELAND — Although they designated him to return from the Reserve/Injured list on Friday, the Browns aren't quite ready to activate wide receiver Jarvis Landry.

The Browns had until 4 p.m. Saturday to activate Landry in time for Sunday's game if they wanted him to play against the Arizona Cardinals, but opted not to do so.

Landry was placed on IR after sustaining an MCL sprain during the opening drive of the Week 2 matchup against the Houston Texans. He was able to return after a minimum of three weeks with the rules that were modified last season. Before last season, players who were placed on IR would have been required to miss a minimum of six weeks worth of practice and eight weeks worth of games.

After missing three weeks, Landry returned to practice to run Wednesday and Thursday before getting back to team activity on Friday.

While Landry won't be returning to the field Sunday, the Browns seem close to getting back one of their most impactful leaders and veteran forces on the offense as they continue working towards another postseason run.

The Browns now have until 4 p.m. on Wednesday to activate him if they want him to play against the Denver Broncos for Thursday Night Football on their shortened week. If not, the Browns have until Nov. 5 to activate him after designating him to return from IR.

In the two games he played in this season, the five-time Pro Bowler caught six passes for 80 yards, as well as two rushes for 13 yards and a touchdown.

As the Browns are still down Landry, the team made several roster moves ahead of Sunday's game.

RELATED: Browns make roster moves ahead of Cardinals game

Camryn Justice is a digital content producer at News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Twitter @camijustice.

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BROWNS 2021 SCHEDULE

Preseason

WEEK 1 · W · Sat 8/14 · 7:00 PM at Jacksonville Jaguars (23-13)
WEEK 2 · W · Sun 8/22 · 1:00 PM vs. New York Giants (17-13)
WEEK 3 · W · Sun 8/29 · 8:00 PM at Atlanta Falcons (19-10)

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · L ·Sun 9/12 · 4:25 PM EST at Kansas City Chiefs (33-29)

WEEK 2 · W · Thu 9/19 · 1:00 PM EST Houston Texans (31-21)

WEEK 3 · W · Sun 9/26 · 1:00 PM EST Chicago Bears (26-6)

WEEK 4 · W · Sun 10/3 · 1:00 PM EST at Minnesota Vikings (14-7)

WEEK 5 · L· Sun 10/10 · 4:05 PM EST at Los Angeles Chargers (47-42)

WEEK 6 · L· Sun 10/17 · 4:05 PM EST Arizona Cardinals (37-14)

WEEK 7 · W · Thu 10/21 · 8:20 PM EST Denver Broncos (17-14)

WEEK 8 · L · Sun 10/31 · 1:00 PM EST Pittsburgh Steelers (15-10)

WEEK 9 · W · Sun 11/7 · 1:00 PM EST at Cincinnati Bengals (41-16)

WEEK 10 · L · Sun 11/14 · 1:00 PM EST at New England Patriots (45-7)

WEEK 11 · W · Sun 11/21 · 1:00 PM EST Detroit Lions (13-10)

WEEK 12 · L · Sun 11/28 · 8:20 PM EST at Baltimore Ravens (16-10)

WEEK 13 · BYE

WEEK 14 · W · Mon 12/12 · 1:00 PM EST Baltimore Ravens (24-22)

WEEK 15 · L · Mon Dec. 20 · 5:00 PM Las Vegas Raiders (16-14)

WEEK 16 · L · Sat 12/25 · 4:30 PM at Green Bay Packers (24-22)

WEEK 17 · L · Mon 1/3 · 8:15 PM EST at Pittsburgh Steelers (26-14)

WEEK 18 · Sun 1/9 · 1:00 PM EST Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)