BREAKING: Jets Sign S Dawan Landry to Free Agent Contract

November 8, 2012; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars strong safety Dawan Landry (26) intercepts the ball during the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

I guess one good Landry deserves another.

After losing Laron Landry earlier this off-season to the Indianapolis Colts, the Jets have signed his brother, Dawan Landry, as confirmed by the team today.

Dawan has a history with coach Rex Ryan, as he played his first five seasons in Baltimore, three of them with Rex as defensive coordinator. In seven NFL seasons, he has started 96-of-98 games and has recorded 678 tackles, 12 interceptions, 5.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. In 2012, Landry started all 16 contests and registered a career-high 176 tackles.

This is a good signing for John Izdik and the Jets. With Laron and Yeremiah Bell departed to points West, the team needed some veteran leadership at the safety position, and Dawan Landry will be prepared to provide that in 2013. The brothers’ styles are quite similar, so if that is any indication as to how Dawan will perform in the Green and White, we all have something quite exciting to look forward to.

All signs are good here with John Izdik so far, he is patient, and gets what he wants. I like it.

Topics: Dawan Landry, New York Jets, Nfl Free Agency

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  • matr dontelli iii

    i’m really happy about this signing (i think i’ve said that about four times already this off season) as it removes some of the urgency of taking a safety in the draft. we still need another, of course, but we can take the best player available approach and not have to stretch to take a safety out of dire need. IIWT

    • TheJetPress

      totally agree with you Matr…a move that had to be made, and gives them a bit of flexibility in the draft

      • matr dontelli iii

        one question alan, you mentioned 176 tackles which is a crazy high number. i’ve also seen that number on tjb. however i’ve also seen 81 and 19 assists on two other sites. obviously you believe what you wrote. i’m just wondering what level of confidence you have in your source or more precisely which number is accurate?

        • TheJetPress

          no problem. quite confident in our info, I am sure TJB was using the same one too, we get press releases from the team directly that’s where I got my number from.

          • matr dontelli iii

            Thanks Alan. I don’t think i’ve ever seen anyone with that many tackles. Wow!

          • TheJetPress

            Welcome….Yeah that is a huge number to say the least.

          • matr dontelli iii

            Do his teammates get angry ’cause he hogs up all the stats? Just kidding. I hope they don’t call him ‘Stat’

          • TheJetPress

            lololol

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