Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/26/12

First Darrelle Revis showed, then the New York Jets got more good news at training camp today. Safety LaRon Landry has been activated off the PUP list (physically unable to perform) as he recovers from an Achilles tendon injury. The Jets signed LaRon Landry to a one year deal, essentially a chance for him to prove that he's healthy and can still perform at a high level.

LaRon Landry is a true playmaker at safety, the kind of player that completely changes a defense when healthy. After seeing what Ed Reed was able to accomplish under Rex Ryan with the Baltimore Ravens, the New York Jets have been waiting for a playmaker at safety since Ryan's arrival in New York. LaRon Landry is that type of player when healthy, and he took a big step towards that by being activated off the PUP list today.

LaRon Landry was another low-risk, high-reward move by the Jets, a tremendous talent they picked up on the cheap due to injury concerns. If LaRon Landry can stay healthy, the Jets will have one of the most talented secondaries in the NFL. With Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie also on the back end plus Yeremiah Bell and Eric Smith, the Jets have a mix of talent that should mesh together well and give opposing offenses problems.

The Jets had major issues at the safety position last season, being exposed in coverage throughout the season. The Jets hope an improved pass rush along with better safety play can raise the level of their defense and help them make a return trip to the playoffs in 2012 after a one year hiatus. The Jets have gone from Eric Smith, Jim Leonhard and Brodney Pool last season to LaRon Landry, Eric Smith and Yeremiah Bell this season.

LaRon Landry's activation leaves three players on the PUP list: Demario Davis, Jordan White and Terrance Campbell.

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