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.