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    The New York Jets have agreed to a one-year deal with former Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry, the team announced Monday.</p>

    The deal is for one year and $4 million, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.</p><div class="mod-container mod-no-footer mod-inline content-box floatright mod-no-header-footer"><div class="mod-content">

    Tying the safety position to LaRon Landry is a risky proposition for the
    Jets, but it'd be foolish to deny the potential rewards, writes Rich
    Cimini. Blog

    The Jets were running out of options in a safety market that
    had already lost three players to franchise tags. They made an offer to Reggie Nelson, but he opted to re-sign Sunday with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Jets also showed interest in Brandon Meriweather, who signed with the Redskins last week.</p>

    the No. 6 overall pick in 2007, missed 15 games over the last two
    seasons because of an Achilles-tendon issue. He reportedly was told by
    the Redskins to have surgery to remove bone spurs from the tendon area,
    but he opted for alternative medicine procedures.</p>

    The Redskins didn't make a strong push to re-sign him, opting for Meriweather. Landry also visited with the Patriots.</p>

    With Eric Smith the only experienced safety under contract, the Jets wanted to fortify the position before the draft. </p>

    Former starter Jim Leonhard, only three months removed from major knee surgery, is a free agent -- but a return isn't out of the question. Brodney Pool, who replaced Leonhard in the lineup, signed a free-agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys.</p>

    Jets want a playmaker at safety, as their safeties combined for only
    two interceptions last season. They also struggled in pass coverage
    against tight ends. However, Landry isn't known for his pass coverage;
    he has only four interceptions in five seasons.</p>

    The 6-foot, 220-pound Landry is better around the line
    of scrimmage, a physical tackler that should improve the Jets' run
    defense. He has six forced fumbles and 5 sacks for his career.</p>

    was on his way to becoming a premier safety when he was sidelined by a
    strained Achilles tendon in 2010. The injury forced him to miss the
    final seven games. Rather than surgery, recommended by the team, he
    received platelet-rich plasma treatments.</p>

    After missing the first
    two games of the 2011 season with a hamstring injury, Landry came back
    strong and started to flash his old form, but he went down with an
    injured groin. Some believe it may have stemmed from the
    still-troublesome Achilles tendon. Once again, the team recommended
    surgery. He opted for stem-cell treatment.</p>

    Landry said in late January that he expected to be 100 percent by free agency in March.</p>


  • #2
    Re: LaRon Landry joins Jets

    "...two minute drill at the end of each quarter, Ya'know with the wind like this blowing mooch and marshall into the ocean...If that's behind me I think were getting 3 from 70 so holla at your boy. IF YOU DON"T PICK ME THAT'S A JOKE RIGHT?" - Justin Tucker, Ravens kicker

    Complain?, ain't Nobody got time for dat!



    • #3
      Re: LaRon Landry joins Jets

      He is now too slow to play S. Good job jets a slow backfield.


      • #4
        Re: LaRon Landry joins Jets

        Landry is a head case. Built like Tarzan, plays like Jane. He needs to go ahead and have that achilles surgery.