Mar
19

Jets Get Their Safety

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Jets Get Their Safety

One day after missing out on S Reggie Nelson, the New York Jets agreed on a 1-year $4M contract with free agent S LaRon Landry. Landry is a strong safety who's good against the run but struggles in coverage. After three pretty strong years to start his NFL career, Landry missed 15 games in the last two seasons due to various injuries. In 2010 he injured his Achilles tendon against the Eagles and later was placed on the injured reserve. On December 15, 2011, Washington's head coach Mike Shanahan stated that he believed Landry "would’ve been defensive player of the year" for the 2010 season had he not been injured. Landry was placed on the injured reserve in 2011 again due to the same injury.

The Jets are still looking for an upgrade at the free safety position, as they are reportedly interested in another former Redskin - OJ Atogwe.

The Gang Green are also hosting WR Donnie Avery today and have expressed an interest in Patriots free agent RB Benjarvus Green-Ellis. The Jets are expected to have an opening in the backfield with RB LaDainian Tomlinson unlikely to return. Green-Ellis, who had 510 rushing attempts in his NFL career, has yet to fumble.

Tags: laron landry, reggie nelson, oj atogwe, donnie avery, benjarvus green-ellis

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