In their biggest free agent splash of the new season so far, the Jets today came to terms with former Redskins S LaRon Landry today, filling a huge void in Rex Ryan’s defense.
The deal was confirmed by several sources and reportedly is for one year at $4MM. Landry had spoken with several suitors but it was reported that there had been hesitantancy to sign the talented defensive back to a long term deal due to a history of injuries including a chronic Achilles’ issue. The Jets seem to have hedged their risk by limiting their deal to just a year.
Landry, a former 1st round pick of Washington in 2007, is a great athlete who is a freight train around the line of scrimmage but not as good in pass coverage. Landry will join Eric Smith at FS and there’s a chance Jim Leonhard could be re-signed on te cheap, coming off injury.
Landry joins former Lions QB Drew Stanton and former Raiders WR Chaz Schilens as new free agents that have come to the Jets this past week.
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