ab.The star wide receiver is close to finalizing a multiyear contract extension with the Cleveland Browns http://www.thedolphinslockerroom.com/authentic-larry-csonka-jersey , who believe the three-time Pro Bowler can hasten their turnaround. The team and Landry’s representatives are closing in on a deal, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday.The sides remain in talks but expect to complete the contract soon, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized. ESPN first reported Landry’s extension.Landry led the NFL with 112 receptions last season and his new contract is expected to make him one of the league’s highest paid pass catchers.The Browns, who are coming off a 0-16 season, acquired Landry from Miami in a trade last month. Cleveland sent a fourth-round pick in 2018 and seventh-rounder in 2019 to the Dolphins, who had signed Landry to a $16 million, one-year franchise tag to make the exchange possible.The acquisition of Landry was one of several major offseason moves made by the Browns, who have the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks in the draft later this month and are expected to select a quarterback.The Dolphins drafted Landry in the second round in 2014 out of LSU. He’s blossomed into one of the game’s top playmakers; his 400 catches are the most for any player in his first four seasons. Landry has racked up 4 Womens Bob Griese Jersey ,038 yards and 22 touchdowns.When Landry arrived in Cleveland, new Browns general manager John Dorsey said the 25-year-old fit all the criteria the team wanted.”He has marvelous stats,” Dorsey said. ”He’s a Pro Bowler. He has a presence about him and the way he plays the game. I think he will be ideal in the slot receiver position. He loves to play the football game. He is one of those guys that we consistently talk about. Are they competitive? Do they love the game of football? I think he fits that model.”— MIAMI (AP) — Contemplating the agony of the Miami Dolphins‘ latest defeat, coach Adam Gase drew on his experience, wishing he had less of it.“You always debate — are you better off getting blown out, or losing in a heartbreaker,” Gase said.His conclusion?“No matter which way you do it, it just hurts the same Adam Joseph Duhe Jersey ,” he said.The Dolphins (7-7) have lost both ways too much this year. Ditto Jacksonville (4-10), Miami’s opponent Sunday.Here are things to know about two teams afflicted with the holidays blahs:ALSO-RAN STATUSA 41-17 loss at Minnesota last week pushed Miami to the verge of elimination from the AFC playoff race, and dropped Gase’s three-year record in games decided by more than one score to 3-18.That’s a lot of lopsided losses, including three this year. The 2018 Dolphins also squandered fourth-quarter double-digit leads in two defeats.That’s why they’re ninth in the AFC race for six playoff berths. They’ll likely be postseason spectators for the 15th time in the past 17 seasons.“It is out of our hands,” quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. “We do not have any control in this situation. We are going to need a lot of help.”The Jaguars are beyond help. They’ve lost nine of their past 10 games and seem to be getting worse, scoring a total of 28 points in the three weeks since Cody Kessler replaced Blake Bortles at quarterback.“What is on the field is my responsibility,” said coach Doug Marrone, who is 15-17 with the Jaguars. “I have done a poor job of communicating http://www.thedolphinslockerroom.com/authentic-minkah-fitzpatrick-jersey , of keeping everyone on track, of keeping everyone consistent. That falls solely on me.”GROUNDED JAGSJacksonville is one of two NFL teams (along with Philadelphia) that hasn’t had a 100-yard rusher this season. Leonard Fournette gained 95 yards on the ground in consecutive games last month, but hasn’t topped 50 yards rushing in the three weeks since .“Obviously it’s shocking,” said Marrone, whose offensive identity is to run the ball and take advantage of play-action passes.The Jaguars will try to end the skid against Miami, which ranks 31st in the league against the run.ROOKIE’S BREAKOUTNFL active rushing leader Frank Gore will miss the final two games because of a sprained foot, which likely will mean more snaps for Dolphins rookie Kalen Ballage.The fourth-round draft pick from Arizona State rushed for a career-high 123 yards last week, including 75 for his first career touchdown.Ballage wasn’t keen to discuss his performance at Minnesota.“Not to be rude or anything Womens Cameron Wake Jersey ,” he said, “but we lost.”HOMECOMING OF SORTSFor Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell, a two-time all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection at the University of Miami, this trip has more meaning than most.“It’s fun to compete in the old stomping grounds,” Campbell said. “I found a lot of success in that city in college.”Campbell had hoped to face Gore, one of his college teammates, and still plans on getting Gore’s jersey — but not his Dolphins No. 21. Campbell, who spent the first nine years of his career in Arizona Jason Taylor Jersey , plans on asking Gore for a San Francisco 49ers jersey since they had so many “great battles” in the NFC West.Gore spent 10 years in San Francisco.HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGEThe Dolphins have been awful on the road, but only one AFC team has a better home record than their 6-1 mark.Tannehill has won nine consecutive home starts. He has 17 touchdown passes and a 129.4 rating in his past six home games.“It’s an honor to get to go out and step foot on that field every time we get to play at home,” Tannehill said. “We want to put on a good show for our fans.”Jacksonville is 1-5 on the road, including losses of 40-7 at Dallas and 30-9 at Tennessee.