Jarvis Landry confirmed Tuesday he won't be participating in this week's mandatory minicamp.
It's not entirely a surprise, and it came with a good bit of information tacked on: He will be ready for training camp.
The receiver spoke in front of assembled media before the Browns took the field for their first minicamp practice in Berea, and while he declined to divulge any further details on his injury, Landry added he could participate, but is watching out of caution more than concern.
Even while he hasn't been able to participate, he's been in attendance in his shorts, jersey and an occasional hat. Tuesday saw him without a hat but again at the facility to support his teammates and his new head coach.
"The main part is being here for the guys," Landry said. "Continue to be a leader and get back into a routine, and also to support (head coach) Freddie (Kitchens), to be here for him, him taking on obviously a different type of position but still being the same guy in the building."
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He's also been around to learn the new parts of the Browns' offense that come with the addition of Todd Monken as offensive coordinator, which he's since been able to pass onto his best friend and new teammate, Odell Beckham Jr., who missed OTAs but was in attendance Tuesday. Landry mentioned how excited he is about getting the chance to compete with Beckham on a daily basis again after five years apart. It just won't happen this week.
This week is instead for further teaching and practice as the team prepares for a break before the real work of training camp begins. Consider it a springtime capstone course, with training camp awaiting as grad school and the season looming as the imposing thesis project. Point being, much larger hurdles await -- and Landry and his teammates will be ready for them.
"It's not going to be an easy road, regardless of your talent, regardless of who you have in the building, it won't be easy," Landry said. "You're gonna face hardships, bad things are gonna happen, but again, these are some of the times where you find out about your guys, you find out about the team that you have, the coaches that you have and we're gonna definitely be tested. It won't be easy."
As the saying goes, nothing worth having is.