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Eagles interested in Laron Landry

LaRon Landry, C.J. Spiller AP

When free agency begins Tuesday afternoon the Philadelphia Eagles appear to be strongly in the market to address the safety position.

The Eagles seem set to go after two of the top safeties that will be on the market. In addition to having interest in San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson, Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com reports the Eagles are also interested in New York Jets safety Laron Landry.

The Eagles have four safeties under contract for next season including 2012 starters Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman. Despite ranking in the top 10 in passing yards allowed, the Eagles defense ranked as the second worst in the league behind Kansas City in opponent passer rating (99.6).

With Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie set to become a free agent and the Eagles possibly looking to move on from Nnamdi Asomugha as well, Philadelphia’s secondary could have a substantially new look next season.

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36 Responses to “Eagles interested in Laron Landry”
  1. phillydude24 says: Mar 12, 2013 2:06 AM

    I for one have learned as an eagles fan not to reach in free agency. This is a very very far reach. This would be a step in the wrong direction if we added another liability on defense.

  2. bdawks20 says: Mar 12, 2013 2:07 AM

    OH BOY, another overrated secondary player. Just what we need.

    Then again, he’s much better than the crap we got at safety now

  3. schuckme says: Mar 12, 2013 2:10 AM

    Well they better get somebody relevant after making all these cuts and players headed to FA..

    Although that being said, Laron “I once shot myself in the nuts” Landry would be a good place to start..

  4. smackywomack says: Mar 12, 2013 2:17 AM

    As a skins fan I would be happy about this. He sucks in coverage and is only looking for the big hit, usually when it’s out of bounds.

  5. mustbechris says: Mar 12, 2013 2:17 AM

    He’d certainly be an upgrade over the current depth charge. So would Goldson. Jeez, imagine if the Eagles signed both of them.

  6. redfield11 says: Mar 12, 2013 2:24 AM

    Eagles are interested in everyoneapparently, goldson, deangelo hall, sean smith, laron landry, I don’t care anymore.

    If it looks like they’re trying to do something then let me know, but telling me a team that is rebuilding is INTERESTED (not even leading candidates) in a host of free agents is a waste of time.

  7. eagleseagleseagles says: Mar 12, 2013 2:25 AM

    If somehow he learns to cover anyone, then sign him up, but Im pretty sure he still sucks at coverage. I never understood why he just doesn’t play linebacker.

  8. mec693 says: Mar 12, 2013 2:29 AM

    laaaron.. he’s a beast among men

  9. ironhead3000 says: Mar 12, 2013 2:35 AM

    Heck yea! We need some fire in that back seven. I can’t take another Nate “Please Don’t Run At Me” Allen or Curt “Overpursue” Coleman’s pathetic attempt of a tackle. It’s embarrassing!

    Hell, I’d settle to see Kevin Kolb use all his strength to throw a 25 yard pass, and trust me it wasn’t pretty!

    That’s how bad our safeties are. HELP!!!

  10. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 12, 2013 2:41 AM

    Redskins fans everywhere let out a big laugh. Garçons gonna have 500 yards on this guy alone.

  11. captainwisdom8888 says: Mar 12, 2013 2:49 AM

    if landry does come to philly i hope he can do more than lift weights. We need better safety play and more importantly (in my opinion), we need to get back to punchin ppl in the mouth. It makes me sick to see how soft the D has been the past few years

  12. robbietheus says: Mar 12, 2013 2:51 AM

    I wonder how Desean feels about this.

  13. hwoodbucks says: Mar 12, 2013 3:12 AM

    not paying top dollar for injury pron dudes, love his style, but guys like that cant last because, that style is what gets them hurt. we need tough guys, not guys who are intellectuals first, football second. jackson is my favorite player, but i dont wanna hear about his music until we win a super bowl. he can have that shat, save it! not trying to hear a loser. I want a dominant team gdammit.

  14. hwoodbucks says: Mar 12, 2013 3:13 AM

    but that being said, please bring him in….

  15. icdogg says: Mar 12, 2013 5:01 AM

    Nnamdi will be released as soon as tomorrow. The reason for the delay is to make sure the dead money hit is in the new league year.

    Several people seem to think that when this happens it will add 11M to the Eagles cap space. Not quite.

    The cap is based on the top 51 players. With Nnamdi released, another player will replace him in the cap calculations. That brings the additional space down to 10.52M.

    Then, the Eagles will void the 2014 and 2015 years in Vick’s newly renegotiated contract. That will add about 5.1M in dead money against the cap.

    So the two transactions together will add about 5.4M to the Eagles’ cap space, and the Eagles should have about 38.5M in cap space before any free agent signings.

  16. j4man1 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:10 AM

    defense is the least of this pathetic teams worries. better spend some momey on offense first.

  17. dprofane says: Mar 12, 2013 5:23 AM

    Although the eagles need a sure tackling safety this would be a bad move for Laron. The NFC East know how to exploit in him coverage and without any good corners, he will definitely get exposed.

  18. boyshole25 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:32 AM

    Then he can get cooked in practice everyday by desean and not just on mnf

  19. fuglyflorio says: Mar 12, 2013 5:52 AM

    Every free agent must first see if the Dream Team wants him. It’s the rule.

  20. EJ says: Mar 12, 2013 6:20 AM

    I am hoping the Bills offer up more than what Philly offers him. I’d really like to see Landry and Byrd play side by side.

  21. obnoxiousDCfan says: Mar 12, 2013 6:35 AM

    As a Redskins fan, I don’t like this. I was always a fan of Dirty 30. Seeing him in an Eagles uni is going to ruin that.

  22. phillychzstk2012 says: Mar 12, 2013 7:39 AM

    hey. i’ll take it.. better than anything we got atm. draft is gonna be big for safeties though

  23. fjc1872 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:03 AM

    He is a short term option

  24. phillyrick22 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:43 AM

    He is a way better option then what we already have .. it’ll be interesting to see Laron and D-Jax on the same team ..

  25. revischrist16 says: Mar 12, 2013 8:46 AM

    LaRon Landry was one of the only reasons watching the Jets were tolerable to me last year. I hope the Jets resign him, but any team is luck to get him. Good luck dirty 30.

  26. scoonie97 says: Mar 12, 2013 9:02 AM

    Can you imagine how good D-Jax will look in practice now?

  27. oldbyrd says: Mar 12, 2013 9:16 AM

    Always hurt, overrated and on the down side of his career. Steal him or pass on him.

  28. damon089 says: Mar 12, 2013 9:19 AM

    I wanted Landry and Bell last year. Imagine Landry and Goldson!!

  29. pigbenis69 says: Mar 12, 2013 9:23 AM

    To all the Redskins fans laughing – Landry might not be a great player & he has his flaws, but Kurt Coleman makes him look like Ronnie Lott.

  30. dwnhillwhaler says: Mar 12, 2013 9:26 AM

    I dont know whats funnier, the eagles having 4 safties on the roster and sucking at defense that bad or the thought that Leron Landry would help. This guy needs to stop playing football and get into bodybuilding.

  31. mungman69 says: Mar 12, 2013 9:28 AM

    The Eagles gotta sign a couple free agents as a stop gap measure. They need 9 starters on defense alone. Andy Reid sucked the life out of this team.

  32. lrjets says: Mar 12, 2013 9:44 AM

    What no Jets bashing here??

    No Rex is a clown?
    No Jets are a circus?

    Must be a national holiday for assistant shipping clerks.

  33. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Mar 12, 2013 9:46 AM

    Laron had good synergy & provided a fierce hitting component within the Jets secoondary as a whole. He had his moments but he’s not a stand alone coverage star. Once he stopped hitting people out of bounds & getting us 15 yard personal foul penalties I started seeing him as a good component that contributed to the overall strength of the entire secondary unit, which was where our only consistentcy was on the team all season. Hope the Jets resign him & we keep the unit intact, but we’ll see his head is a little big right now plus some desperate team may overpay for him.. Probably the Redskins.

  34. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 12, 2013 1:40 PM

    Landry known for big hits and forced fumbles. But don’t look for a lot of interceptions. Made the pro bowl last year.

  35. zeekey2013 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:02 PM

    I think eagles shouldn’t make huge name signings just the signings that are neccesary. If they do what they did a few years ago it won’t work out no matter how good the players are

  36. noring4youstill says: Mar 12, 2013 9:40 PM

    They must be impressed with his bench?

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