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Jaguars finalize deal with Landry

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The complete remodeling of the Jaguars defense continues as planned.

Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union reports that safety Dawan Landry has agreed to terms with the Jaguars.  Jacksonville desperately needed safety help and didn’t want to pay Eric Weddle money.

The move had been talked about since Weddle returned to San Diego.  Landry is a solid starter and almost anyone is an upgrade from Jacksonville’s group last year, but the Ravens would have tried harder to keep Landry if he was a true difference maker.

The Jaguars have certainly been aggressive in free agency, spending big money on three starters thus far.  (Landry, Paul Poslusnzy, and Clint Session.)

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31 Responses to “Jaguars finalize deal with Landry”
  1. JackLeone says: Jul 29, 2011 4:17 PM

    It’s not going to be so easy for Peyton Manning with all the new upgrades in that division. I didn’t say it was the end for Peyton, it’s just not going to be so easy. The AFC south will still have to go thru INDY

  2. zoxitic says: Jul 29, 2011 4:19 PM

    Payback time is coming.

  3. brilarjax says: Jul 29, 2011 4:24 PM

    The upgrades for the Jags D this off season are enough to give any QB a pain in the neck. No pun intended Peyton.

  4. chizzle20 says: Jul 29, 2011 4:24 PM

    Bye Landry! Have fun in L.A…. oh wait!!

  5. momentumtech says: Jul 29, 2011 4:26 PM

    I dont know if the Ravens have cap issues but they seem to be letting a lot of good players go this offseason. Landry is a huge upgrade for the Jags.

  6. hobartbaker says: Jul 29, 2011 4:28 PM

    Jags shopping at the No Name Brand store and paying Uptown prices.

  7. nationalmediacansuckit says: Jul 29, 2011 4:28 PM

    A complete revamp of this defense. Key defensive free agents and this defense is on the verge of something great. Too bad NFL network and ESPN can’t do their job and report on all 32 teams. Instead they are too worried about a what color underwear Tony Romo’s wearing today or if Tom Brady’s hair is acutally made out of 24 carat gold. Great job Gene Smith. Go Jags.

  8. ppdoc13 says: Jul 29, 2011 4:37 PM

    I hate to bring bad news to the Jax fans (all 9 of them.) Dawan Landry is a mediocre strong safety. He has never been the same since he suffered a bruised spinal cord a couple of years ago.

    Even before that he was basically a run stuffing guy in the defensive backfield. His interceptions were because everyone throws away from Ed Reed. Since his injury, he no longer wraps up and misses way way too many tackles.

    This guy is going to be a colossal bust. He is one of the many players who benefited from playing either next to Ray or Ed or in general playing on the Ravens defense. All one has to do is look at Adalius Thomas, Ed Hartwell, Kim Herring, Tony Weaver, Gary Baxter etc…. as other examples. Even Bart Scott is not nearly the player he was in our system although his mouth is as big.

    Next man up is Zibby. He is faster and a better ball hawk than Landry. And he certainly wont cost millions of dollars a year.

    All these guys really ought to have put a few shekels away to pay off Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. Without them, they would have been absolute nobodies.

  9. rymag9 says: Jul 29, 2011 4:39 PM

    Anyone else hear the redskins are talking with peyton manning agent?

  10. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 29, 2011 4:39 PM

    Good move by the Jags.

  11. thekingdave says: Jul 29, 2011 4:41 PM

    Still no better than a third place finish for the Glitter Kitties.

  12. chicagoraven says: Jul 29, 2011 4:43 PM

    This is not that big of a deal, everyone is talking about how its going to be hell for Manning.. Keep in mind that Manning torched the ravens every time he played them.. WITH landry and ed reed back there.. so yeah Peyton will be fine.. im a huge ravens fan but Landry is average at best.

  13. bdub85 says: Jul 29, 2011 4:46 PM

    Landry is above average at best. He has been beaten a lot for deep balls. Definitely benefited playing next to Ed Reed.

  14. waxthat says: Jul 29, 2011 4:47 PM

    Would have loved Dawan on the Niners. Missed out on another one.

  15. carmenchameleon says: Jul 29, 2011 4:47 PM

    “Glitter Kitties”

    That’s funny as hell

  16. johnnyjagfan says: Jul 29, 2011 4:52 PM

    Landry may not be Ed Reed but he’s solid and that’s good enough for us. Two great LBs will add to help in the passing game between the hash marks and team well with Landry. We didn’t have anyone–he’s an upgrade.

    Now how bout an OL free-agent? Please? Tired of seeing rookies starting every year.

  17. dcjets9 says: Jul 29, 2011 4:52 PM

    Nice pick up, now we just need some pressure from our front line & we should be straight.

  18. zoxitic says: Jul 29, 2011 5:02 PM

    chizzle20 says:

    Bye Landry! Have fun in L.A…. oh wait!!
    __________________________________

    It would suck if they left for L.A.

    Tell me, how does it feel when a franchise leaves? Like when the Colts bolted Baltimore in the middle of the night.

  19. whags334 says: Jul 29, 2011 5:02 PM

    hobartbaker says:
    Jul 29, 2011 4:28 PM
    Jags shopping at the No Name Brand store and paying Uptown prices.
    ====================================

    You guys are all hilarious. Jags have to spend money and all three of these guys were at the top of EVERYONE’S boards. I don’t go on these boards to be a troll and rip other teams, and I think it’s sad you trolls have nothing better to do!!

  20. raidernation99 says: Jul 29, 2011 5:10 PM

    Raiders sign Jared Gaither

  21. shackdelrio says: Jul 29, 2011 5:24 PM

    “ppdoc13 says:
    Jul 29, 2011 4:37 PM
    This guy is going to be a colossal bust. He is one of the many players who benefited from playing either next to Ray or Ed or in general playing on the Ravens defense. All one has to do is look at Adalius Thomas, Ed Hartwell, Kim Herring, Tony Weaver, Gary Baxter etc…. as other examples.”

    Jim Leonard seemed to do okay when he left.

  22. kingbuccaneer says: Jul 29, 2011 5:34 PM

    I’m impressed with what Gene Smith has been doing this offseason. Dumping dead logs and picking up solid lumber, where it’s been needed for years.

  23. ppdoc13 says: Jul 29, 2011 5:39 PM

    @shackdelrio – congrats – you found one that actually played well after leaving the Ravens. There have been a couple of others including Aubrayo Franklin. But there have been many more busts than all-pros. As a matter of fact – my recollection says that not ONE player who left the Ravens defense made the all pro team after they left . What does that say?

  24. nationalmediacansuckit says: Jul 29, 2011 5:48 PM

    ppdoc13 says:
    Jul 29, 2011 4:37 PM
    I hate to bring bad news to the Jax fans (all 9 of them.) Dawan Landry is a mediocre strong safety. He has never been the same since he suffered a bruised spinal cord a couple of years ago.

    ————————————————–
    Thanks for your meaningless scouting report. On behalf of all 9 of us fans, you my friend can go #@*$ yourself. Have a nice day.

  25. goatcheez says: Jul 29, 2011 6:03 PM

    Landry was horrible in coverage his rookie year and was never left alone. His second year they’d disguise the coverage and he did get ate up by Ochocinco quite a bit. His third year he had the spinal injury and was out. But the past 2 years, especially 2010 he has made SERIOUS strides in coverage. He has been left alone the past two years and done just fine. Had his best season last year in 2010. So the player is ascending clearly. And not to mention he never spoke up on Ed Reed disobeying the coverages at times and took all the blame for blown coverages when he knew it wasn’t him. The guy has character. He hits like a brickwall. Jags got another good ascending player. No other way around it.

  26. whags334 says: Jul 29, 2011 6:12 PM

    Whatever makes you sleep better Goatcheez. There is a reason why the experts are on TV and you are posting messages with us. The experts all rate Landry very high, in coverage and in run support. Let’s see how broken down Ed does without a strong safety next to him. He is a hall of famer, Reed, but now he spends half the year on the bench…all those hits catch up with you.

  27. ivedoneyourwife says: Jul 29, 2011 6:12 PM

    Raven fans are STILL bitter Jacksonville got a team before Baltimore. lol. Ya know what? Ed Reed is all but washed up and is probably going to retire after this year and the 56 year old Ray Lewis isn’t getting any younger. So, reminisce all you want but football is a young mans game and, oh, oh, watch out! Is that the Steelers who have your number that I hear? You better duck!

  28. *Legion* says: Jul 29, 2011 6:20 PM

    They aren’t the sexiest free agency names, but that’s two 26-year-old linebackers and a 28-year-old safety. That’s how you build a team instead of just buying one for a year or two.

    Not everyone needs to be stars. Solid, dependable starters that you can have on your roster during the prime years of their careers are great to have, and more than the Jags have had lately in the back 7 of their defense outside of Daryl Smith.

  29. wethog66 says: Jul 29, 2011 6:29 PM

    @ppdoc13

    Does Dan Cody fit in your ex-Crows that didn’t become all-pro after they left the team? And is Sergio Kindle allowed to walk down stairs yet?

  30. corvusrex96 says: Jul 29, 2011 7:20 PM

    Well here is at least one Ravens fan who thinks Jax picked up a very good player in Dwan Landry.

    He has been a good, hard hitting, guy who stays out of trouble.

    He was only expendable here b/c we have 2 other safeties that can play next to Reed.

    If my team needed a SS and Landry was available I would hope they would be smart enough to sign him.

  31. chizzle20 says: Jul 31, 2011 3:41 PM

    zoxitic says:

    It would suck if they left for L.A.

    Tell me, how does it feel when a franchise leaves? Like when the Colts bolted Baltimore in the middle of the night.

    _________________________________

    LOL you mad? I have no idea how it felt I was 4 at the time.

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