Derek Landri drew interest from other teams in free agency, but he decided that there was no place like Philly.
The Eagles have announced that Landri has decided to return to the team on a one-year deal. Landri had recently appeared on the radar of the Buccaneers, but he was seen as their second choice for defensive tackle help after Amobi Okoye. Okoye signed with Tampa over the weekend, paving the way back to Philly for Landri.
Landri had 21 tackles and two sacks as a rotational player on the Eagles defensive line last season, his first with the Eagles after spending 2010 as a starter with the Panthers. He led the team with seven tackles for losses despite playing less than half the team’s snaps. He started his career with the Jaguars, who took Landri in the fifth round of the 2007 Draft.
Landri figures to be in the same role for the Eagles this season. Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson are ticketed for the starting lineup again this season and Trevor Laws is a free agent who visited with the Rams last week.