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Jaguars will release Dawan Landry today

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Jaguars safety Dawan Landry was due to make $5.35 million this year.

Now, he’ll make nothing.  From the Jaguars.

They’ll cut Landry today, per a league source with knowledge of the situation.

Landry, a fifth-round pick of the Ravens in 2006, signed with the Jaguars in 2011.  Via, it was a five-year, $27 million contract.  The move results in a $3.9 million cap charge, for a net cap savings of $1.45 million.

But the cash savings of $5.35 million could be used on other players.  Perhaps on one of the many free-agent safeties who will be hitting the market.

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31 Responses to “Jaguars will release Dawan Landry today”
  1. calhounlambeau says: Mar 8, 2013 9:54 AM

    Further proof that all these NFL contracts are really just 1 or 2 year contracts. People get so enamored with the size of the entire contract not knowing the specifics which are almost always friendly to the team.

  2. jags2daship says: Mar 8, 2013 9:55 AM

    I think that is a bad move, he came here to Jacksonville and was one of the bright spots on a bad defense. He always played hard. I know they want to save some money but come on man. I guess another team will sign him pretty quick sense he still has some good years left in the league.

  3. therillest says: Mar 8, 2013 9:55 AM

    Just wait, there will be more to come. Terrible, terrible roster….

  4. okeedokeesmokee says: Mar 8, 2013 9:56 AM

    Guess the secondary didnt suck well enough last year so cut the best DB they have and suck even worse! Jags shootin for the first pick in 2014, shouldnt be to hard, being as there are no changes planned to happen except for sucking worse than we did last year,and the years before.

  5. corchamp says: Mar 8, 2013 9:56 AM

    Good player, but never really made an impact to justify his salary

  6. jags2daship says: Mar 8, 2013 9:56 AM


  7. mdagnew1 says: Mar 8, 2013 10:00 AM

    just another Raven, who left for big bucks and was never as good outside the system….

  8. dpizzi says: Mar 8, 2013 10:10 AM

    He already has 5 messages left on his phone from the Eagles.

  9. northshorejag says: Mar 8, 2013 10:14 AM

    He was a major upgrade but probably is too pricey considering the available FS’s this year.

  10. pigbenis69 says: Mar 8, 2013 10:27 AM

    Another set of brothers in Philly this year? Dawan & Laron Landry as the football version of the Schenns? Hopefully they work out better than the Andrews sisters (Shawn & Stacy).

  11. gtisme says: Mar 8, 2013 10:28 AM

    If he was paying Free Safety for the Jaguars, thats the problem right there, he was a good Strong Safety with the Ravens and had decent cover skills but not good enough for free safety.

  12. 1heatedtoombrayduh says: Mar 8, 2013 10:31 AM

    What is the point of even signing a multi-year contract?

    if a team can just cut you, why cant a player just go to a diff team willing to pay more like college coaches do..

    Contract means Nothing lol

  13. darocnessmonsta says: Mar 8, 2013 10:32 AM


  14. stlunatik says: Mar 8, 2013 10:33 AM

    Come make an impact for the Rams.

  15. deathonwings410 says: Mar 8, 2013 10:34 AM

    terrible decision. so much dead money.

  16. kingpel says: Mar 8, 2013 10:41 AM

    The money goes up and these guys price themselves out of jobs. Something just isnt right here.

  17. northshorejag says: Mar 8, 2013 10:42 AM

    gtisme says:
    Mar 8, 2013 10:28 AM
    If he was paying Free Safety for the Jaguars, thats the problem right there, he was a good Strong Safety with the Ravens and had decent cover skills but not good enough for free safety.

    Hmmm. I think it’s more because the ravens have the best FS in the league.

  18. Cereal says: Mar 8, 2013 10:45 AM

    Landry is a very good player, now that he’s got some money he can go out & sign with a winner

  19. killxswitch says: Mar 8, 2013 10:54 AM

    Chuck Pagano was his coach for several years, first as a DB coach and then as a defensive coordinator. Indy needs a strong safety. Pretty easy to connect the dots.

  20. shackdelrio says: Mar 8, 2013 11:12 AM

    “gtisme says:
    Mar 8, 2013 10:28 AM
    If he was paying Free Safety for the Jaguars, thats the problem right there, he was a good Strong Safety with the Ravens and had decent cover skills but not good enough for free safety.”

    He didn’t play free safety. Dwight Lowery was the free safety. Landry started at strong safety.

    Landry was a solid player but very overpaid. The first of many moves that the team will make to completely re-do the roster.

  21. jlv3gem says: Mar 8, 2013 11:14 AM

    It’s hard to make an impact when the rest of your team sucks. I really liked Landry and I would love to see Baltimore make room for him again. Unlikely though

  22. petehimself2112 says: Mar 8, 2013 11:20 AM

    All i have to say is lol, Jags pay out the ass for Landry off a neck injury and the Ravens get a better safety for next to nothing in Pollard. Ravens front office is the best in the league.

  23. sandersmarcus10 says: Mar 8, 2013 11:25 AM

    Getting rid of the wrong players, 1st out the door should have been B. Gabbert cuz he was outplayed by C. Henne.

  24. 6thsense79 says: Mar 8, 2013 11:45 AM

    Man I hope I don’t hear any more honor your contract nonsense next time a player holds out in the middle of one.

    It’s not like Landry wasn’t performing well either. This is a money move plain and simple. The double standard needs to stop.

  25. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Mar 8, 2013 12:04 PM

    Wow. Jets fans are sooo glad every day that they didn’t get this guy for a GM…

  26. roh77 says: Mar 8, 2013 12:06 PM

    How many more seats are they going to tarp off this season? Just move to L.A. already!

  27. joetoronto says: Mar 8, 2013 12:16 PM

    Khan keeps cutting and Jags fans keep supporting him.

    What an awesome gig he has there. SMH.

  28. Canned Heat says: Mar 8, 2013 12:23 PM

    Pack your bags for Green Bay, Mr. Landry. You heard it here first.

  29. razzlejag says: Mar 8, 2013 12:44 PM

    Wouldn’t be the same without the obligatory tarps and “move to LA” cracks. Jags were 20th in the league in attendance last year and outdrew the Steelers.

    Landry was a decent player but not a 5.35 million dollar player. Goodbye, it’s the NFL- if the players don’t like it then they can address it via the CBA. Complete makeover in Jacksonville…Posluzny and Mincey’s days are numbered too.

  30. kerryc21realty says: Mar 8, 2013 1:55 PM


  31. i10east says: Mar 8, 2013 3:52 PM

    The offbase, redundant and infantile “move the Jags to LA already” comments, are never considered to be deleted. Coincidence?

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