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LaRon Landry and his massive pipes are coming to the Big Apple. The Jets, who’ve been scarily silent this offseason, snatched up the former ‘Skins safety on a one-year deal. The move comes as the pool of available safeties all but evaporated in front of their eyes. So, what to make of it? Not much.
Safety is a position of need for the Jets. The only known returning quantity is Eric Smith. Interestingly, he along with Wayne Hunter and Matty Mulligan were the three individuals whom I prayed to the football g-ds would never have to be seen in a Jets uniform again. My thanks to those above for at least granting our Mulligan wish.
In that sense, Landry helps. Unfortunately, this is not 2007-08 LaRon Landry. This is hasn’t-played-a-full-season-in-a-while LaRon who’s never seemed to fully come around from an Achilles injury that ended his 2010 season. There’s no question that he’s a physical specimen. At his best, he can be an intimidating run stopper and not-a-complete-liability in the passing game. The other end of the spectrum is a past-his-prime former first-rounder whose body is breaking down, can’t cover anybody and is unable to stay on the field.
Hence, the one-year deal. Expect the Jets to try to address safety in the April draft as well. For now, enjoy two front-row tickets to the gun show, Jets fans. We’ll have to see how much is left in the chamber.
BEST OF MAXIM
While the rest of the NFL world was busy going crazy over Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow yesterday Jets fans where basking in the glory of their teams' first big free agent signing, strong safety LaRon Landry. Landry was picked sixth overall by the Redskins in the 2007 draft and has had some injury concerns as well as issues with consistency, thus the reason the Redskins made no...
Free-agent safety LaRon Landry has agreed in principle on a one-year deal with the Jets, filling one of New York's most pressing needs.
Landry spent his first five NFL seasons with the Washington Redskins after he was picked No. 6 overall in the 2007 draft out of LSU. The hard-hitting Landry had a number of teams interested in him despite finishing last season on injured reserve...
The handwriting was on the wall with this one. LaRon Landry signed a one year, $4 million deal with the New York Jets for the 2012 NFL season. The Washington Redskins left Landry unprotected when they applied the franchise tag to a healthier Fred Davis.
Joe Gibbs added the first round 2007 Draft pick to the roster to pair him with the late Sean Taylor to force more "coverage...
Former Washington safety LaRon Landry signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the New York Jets. The former Redskin ruffled many feathers when he went against team doctors advice to have surgery to repair his achilles tendon that had been troubling him all of last season. When it was apparent that Landry was not going to go through with the surgery, it was clear that the Redskins...
LaRon Landry, five years removed from being drafted No. 6 overall, is leaving the Redskins for a one-year, $4 million deal with the Jets. Not much to say other than, well, it was a strange and disappointing five years.
Good luck to The Ron, and good luck to any shirts with sleeves in the NY metropolitan area. They’ll need it.
Photo Via HailRedskins.com
After a little over two years, former Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry is finally healed and ready to prove he’s better than ever—in New York. The hard-hitting Landry signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets on Monday, which was announced by the team.
Landry’s recent injuries prolonged his opportunity of being the league’s best...
Yeremiah was a bullfrog, he was a good friend of Todd. I never understood a single thing Reid did, but he could give Bell the nod.
Sorry, couldn’t help myself.
Yeremiah, of course, is Yeremiah Bell, the recently released safety from Miami. And as fate would have it, Bell played the strong safety position for the Dolphins.
The Eagles were interested...
In their biggest free agent splash so far, the Jets 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. Many teams have been hesitant to sign the talented defensive back due to a history of injuries including a chronic Achilles' issue.Landry, a...
With most of the focus on the New York Jets improving the secondary by adding LaRon Landry and potentially signing another safety, there have been some rumblings about the team looking to boost their depth chart at running back.
By the way, Wayne Hunter and Vladimir Ducasse are currently the Jets top two right tackles. I just needed to remind everybody of that…now back to the...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New York Jets have signed free agent safety LaRon “The Hulk” Landry to a one-year $4 million deal.
If Landry’s healthy and that’s a big if, he’ll be a great acquisition for the Jets. The problem is that he’s been dealing with a lingering Achilles injury for the past two seasons.
Landry is great at stopping the run and is adequate...
After tip-toeing around the free agent waters, the Jets have finally made a splash, reinforcing an area of need with one of the better players left on the open market.
Per multiple reports, the Jets signed safety LaRon Landry to a one-year, $4 million contract Monday.
It’s unclear how the deal is structured, but it almost certainly includes incentives and a clause against injury...