The Baltimore Ravens announced Tuesday that strong safety Dawan Landry has signed his one-year, restricted free agent tender.
Landry is a rising fifth-year player and received a second-round tender, so his salary is slated to be $1.759 million in 2010.
“Everybody wants to do a long-term deal, but it probably won’t happen,” admitted Landry, the older brother of the Redskins’ LaRon.
After a lost 2008 season due to a neck injury, the Ravens’ Landry returned last season to pick off four passes, including a 48-yard pick six. He also posted a career-high 89 tackles, starting all 16 games. Entering a contract year, however, Landry doesn’t have a whole lot of leverage in his bid for a long-term extension. Current No. 3 safety Tom Zbikowski showed promise while filling in for injured free safety Ed Reed last year.
Fullback Le’Ron McClain, who is publicly campaigning for an increased ball carrying role, is Baltimore’s lone restricted free agent yet to sign.