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Former LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry will begin his NFL career on Sunday for the Dolphins and will be teams returner on kickoffs and punt. Former Dolphin Marcus Thigpen had been handling the return role for Miami for two years before being cut over the weekend.

“Marcus has taught me a lot since my time here,” Landry said after practice Tuesday. “Learning from him and being able to watch him and look at his film, the things that he taught me leading up to this point, I was kind of ... I don’t want to say sad about it, but now that the rosters are whatever it is, it is what it is.”

“I could say I was fortunate enough I was behind Odell Beckham, who’s a great returner,” Landry said. “Come here and Thiggy did some great things here. I’ve had good learning tools to look at, and now it’s just coaches giving me a chance to make some plays. That’s what I’ll do.”

“I was just focused on competing, showing the coaches that I could make plays,” Landry said. “I was just out there like everybody else and just happened to get my number called for this first week.

“I’m excited to be here, excited to play. Just here, I’m just here to make plays.”
Miami Dolphin head coach Joe Philbin had the following to say about Landry:

“He has good hands, he has good judgment on the football when it’s up in the air, he’s demonstrated some elusiveness,” Head Coach Joe Philbin said. “He’s one of those guys, he has a good feel for the game. He has some instinct as a runner he’s shown and demonstrated. He’s got an ability to break tackles. Hopefully those are all things that he’ll be able to produce and show us here starting this Sunday.”
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TutHillTiger117 months
Good hands, he has hands like freaking velcro coach. A lock for at least two top ten PODS this year. He is a steal for the Dolphins
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