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Report: LaRon Landry wants at least $6 million

Ellis Lankster, LaRon Landry AP

When safety LaRon Landry signed a one-year deal with the Jets after several injury-riddled seasons, it was seen as a “prove it” deal for a player trying to show he was capable of staying healthy enough to warrant a sizable long-term commitment from an NFL team.

Landry did pretty well on that front. He played all 16 games and played well for a Jets team that’s struggled to get good play at safety over the years. Landry made the Pro Bowl and he’s almost certain to hit the open market thanks to a clause in his contract that bars the Jets from giving him a franchise tag.

Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork reports that Landry is looking for at least $6 million a season in a new deal, a price tag that explains why the conventional wisdom in New York is that Landry will be moving on after one year in green. That would put him in the neighborhood of the best-paid safeties in the game, a neighborhood Landry fits in when he’s playing as well as he did in 2012.

The question interested teams will have to answer is how confident they are that Landry’s health will hold up and allow him to continue playing at that level. If more than one team feels strongly on that front, Landry has a good shot of hitting that number.

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40 Responses to “Report: LaRon Landry wants at least $6 million”
  1. joetoronto says: Feb 14, 2013 12:50 PM

    I think he’s worth the gamble, dude is seriously talented and a real playmaker.

  2. jarvis1104 says: Feb 14, 2013 12:52 PM

    This guy isn’t worth 6mil. He’s not good enough in coverage. As a Steelers fan, Ive watched Troy for years and he isn’t the best pure coverage safety but he makes up for it with his play making ability. Landry hits like a train but he doesn’t make big plays. Whatever Ryan Clark and Bernard Pollard make should be his price range

  3. tannethrill says: Feb 14, 2013 12:54 PM

    Maybe six million guaranteed but not per year and if it is it’s a garbage deal.

  4. grogansheroes says: Feb 14, 2013 12:54 PM

    You’ve got two chances of making that kind of cake, Leron. Slim, and none.

  5. blackandbluedivision says: Feb 14, 2013 12:57 PM

    Undisciplined…he’ll end up in Detroit.

  6. nolanwiffle says: Feb 14, 2013 1:00 PM

    The fact that this joker made the Pro Bowl speaks more to the dearth of talent at that position conference-wide, than it does to his actual ability as a pro football player.

    In other words…….pound sand, LaRon.

  7. getyourownname says: Feb 14, 2013 1:02 PM

    What % of contracts have clauses that prohibit being franchised?

  8. duncanthecat says: Feb 14, 2013 1:05 PM

    The guy has peaked. It’s down hill from here.
    Save your money.

  9. romosmicrodongs says: Feb 14, 2013 1:08 PM

    locker room poison

  10. godblessfootball says: Feb 14, 2013 1:14 PM

    I’m sure he is just kidding…

  11. diabetic1010 says: Feb 14, 2013 1:17 PM

    Good luck once they implement HGH testing in the NFL….

  12. jh500 says: Feb 14, 2013 1:29 PM

    As delusional as Flacco

  13. whatnojets says: Feb 14, 2013 1:31 PM

    That’s the gratitude! The Jets gave him a chance and now he wants to drive the knife into their backs???

  14. dryble says: Feb 14, 2013 1:34 PM

    Wow he was voted into the pro bowl. Players never get voted in on name recognition or anything.

  15. rc33 says: Feb 14, 2013 1:36 PM

    Brandon Meriweather…one of the worst safeties I’ve ever seen…made two recent Pro Bowls. The Pro Bowl designation means next to nothing.

  16. commonsensedude says: Feb 14, 2013 1:38 PM

    Landry has talent but he is still a pretty immature player. I have watched him over many years with the Skins celebrating his big hits even on plays where the opposing team got major yardage. He always seemed to be more into getting a highlight spot on Sports Center than in playing within the scheme and stopping the opposing team from getting yardage.

  17. purplepunisher says: Feb 14, 2013 1:42 PM

    Go get him Vikes. He would complete the Vikings backfield.

  18. noring4youstill says: Feb 14, 2013 1:46 PM

    The juice has fried his brain

  19. fwippel says: Feb 14, 2013 1:57 PM

    On the one hand, he’s a good safety, and I’d love to see my team (Vikings) get him.

    On the other hand, I’m not sure any team is going to shell out that kind of money for him, especially if that team has greater needs at other skill positions.

    Some owner will cough up the money, though; my money’s on Dan Snyder.

  20. jibzek says: Feb 14, 2013 1:57 PM

    He needs a brain adjustment. Need to have the total package, not just a run stopping safety to get paid $.

  21. lifetimeskinsfan739 says: Feb 14, 2013 2:07 PM

    Redskins defense was leaps and bounds better when he came in the game. He falls for the double move over and over but he is an animal. I’d pay him 6.

  22. jetstizzi85 says: Feb 14, 2013 2:07 PM

    This guy signed a deal with the Jets that was team friendly and he bet on himself. He won as his play was 1 of the few good things to happen to the Jets. He WILL get paid

  23. FinFan68 says: Feb 14, 2013 2:09 PM

    How about $2M/yr, a full length mirror, and a recording from Snow White asking who’s the fairest in the land?

  24. rubicon202 says: Feb 14, 2013 2:11 PM

    LOL…they gave Sanchez an extension, signed Tebow, I’m sure they’ll pay this guy that money…why stop at dumb

  25. deddmunnie says: Feb 14, 2013 2:25 PM

    Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane. Pass.

  26. goldrush36 says: Feb 14, 2013 2:31 PM

    Somebody better not give this clown $6m otherwise that will drive Goldson’s cost up to about $8M-$9M and I will be pissed lol.

  27. whatjusthapped says: Feb 14, 2013 2:43 PM

    Is he over the hill? will $6 mil be too much for his on the field production? Will he immediately suck right after signing the contract?

    If its yes, yes, yes, then the Vikings are interested.

  28. skinsfaninnebraska says: Feb 14, 2013 2:52 PM

    Landry can hit like a train, but he also bites like a hungry shark on the double move. Many times he misses on trying to deliver one of those big hits and gives up lots of YAC.

    No way this guy’s worth $6 mil.

  29. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 14, 2013 2:59 PM

    Depends how much he wants up front in a signing bonus. If he thinks he’s going to get 10-15 mil at signing a team would have to be nuts to do so with his injury history.

  30. noring4youstill says: Feb 14, 2013 2:59 PM

    Yeah go get him Vikings.

  31. smackywomack says: Feb 14, 2013 3:11 PM

    fwippel says:
    Feb 14, 2013 1:57 PM
    On the one hand, he’s a good safety, and I’d love to see my team (Vikings) get him.

    On the other hand, I’m not sure any team is going to shell out that kind of money for him, especially if that team has greater needs at other skill positions.

    Some owner will cough up the money, though; my money’s on Dan Snyder.
    ——————————————————————

    Snyder let him walk he’s not signing him.

  32. ripseau says: Feb 14, 2013 3:21 PM

    He HAS to make $6 mil. How else is he going to pay for the guy who photoshops his biceps?

  33. trevor123698 says: Feb 14, 2013 3:44 PM

    barnard pollard is the poor mans Laron Landry.

  34. mattyk72 says: Feb 14, 2013 4:32 PM

    I’m sure some team will take the bait and give him a big $$ deal, and he’ll revert back to his ways of being injured for half the season.

  35. stevincinci says: Feb 14, 2013 4:37 PM

    To the Bengals with an incentive laden contract. They are desperate for safety help. I’d guess they get one in the first round or with the pick they got from the Raiders early in the 2nd round.

  36. sadie753 says: Feb 14, 2013 5:54 PM

    as a Redskin fan, I would be happy to have a Landry, who can stay healthy the whole season…dude is a beast.

  37. bigblu73 says: Feb 14, 2013 6:19 PM

    Most of these posts are idiotic!!!! Dude flat out balled this past season!!!! Ofcourse he deserves to get top $$$!!! It’s not like he’s Bob Sanders fragile, and contrary to some of the posts I have read, he’s definitely a play maker!!! More than that he’s a game changer, when he lays wood it often changes to complexion of the game.

  38. fearthehoody says: Feb 14, 2013 7:41 PM

    What world is this where people think Leron Landry is anything more than below average player?

  39. ppdoc13 says: Feb 14, 2013 11:49 PM

    To those comparing him to Bernard pollard, I would take pollard over Landry with the exception of age. I think pollard is more in tune with TEAM than STATS or highlight films. I know there is a significant salary difference, I think Pollard is making 2 – 3 million plus incentives which puts him at half what Landry is asking,

  40. lrjets says: Feb 15, 2013 6:37 AM

    Landry had a surprisingly healthy and productive year.
    Even some of the haters agreed. The others were blinded by the subjectivity of their hate.
    Six million per? Not from the Jets. Too much money in this cash-strapped year for the Jets. I hope he reconsiders an incentive-laden contract.

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