Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry held his second-annual youth camp in Cleveland on Friday.
Shaker Heights High School was packed with campers from first to eighth grade to learn from the four-time Pro-Bowl wide receiver. Landry interactively worked with the campers, reminding them to always work as a team.
“It’s a platform I feel that God has blessed me with, to be able to be out here and help these kids in any way that I can,” Landry said of his camp.
With Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, GM John Dorsey and plenty of Browns front office members in attendance supporting their Pro-Bowler, Landry dismissed some rumors circling the team.
NFL Network’s Mike Silver reported on Thursday that there was a rift in the locker room of Landry’s own team, the Cleveland Browns. Silver reported that several veteran players were displeased with starting quarterback Baker Mayfield openly criticizing Duke Johnson’s trade request.
Mayfield said he hopes Johnson can remain a professional while he is in Cleveland and labeled the drama surrounding the running back as “self-inflicted.”
“I hope he understands and feels that guys are here for him, whether he is here or not, that the relationship goes beyond the player, the person as well, so I definitely hope he understands that and knows that there are guys that are here for him,” Landry conversely said at the team’s OTAs.
However, Landry claims there’s no issue in the locker room for the Browns.
“I don’t think it will be difficult at all,” Landry said of Mayfield and Johnson co-existing with the Browns. “It’s a non-issue. It’s not one that we are feeling any way about.”
Silver also reported that Freddie Kitchens and new offensive coordinator Todd Monken were having a difficult time working together on developing an offense for the Browns. Landry dismissed that as well, saying that this is the offseason and any new offense will take time to fully develop.
Landry and the Browns welcome the expectations surrounding the team for this upcoming season.
“If we stay strong and continue to trust each other, continue to build on our relationships and our chemistry, we’ll be fine,” Landry said.