Landry benched in finale after missing team bus

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Given his pending free agency, and their tight salary cap situation, it didn’t look good for a long-term deal between the Jets and safety LaRon Landry anyway.

His Week 17 tardiness probably won’t be the deciding factor, but it can’t help.

According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, Landry was benched for the season finale at Buffalo after he missed the team bus to the airport the day before the game. He managed to make the plane, but Eric Smith started in his spot and Landry played fewer snaps (35 of 68) than in any game this season. He had only missed 25 snaps in the first 15 games.

If Landry’s looking for a multi-year deal, he should probably look elsewhere. And he should probably set an extra alarm.