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Jets sign Dawan Landry


A month after safety LaRon Landry left the Jets to sign a free-agent contract with the Colts, the Jets have signed his older brother.

Dawan Landry, also a free agent safety, signed with the Jets today.

A 2006 fifth-round pick of the Ravens, Dawan Landry played his first five seasons in Baltimore, three of them with Rex Ryan, now the Jets’ head coach, as the Ravens’ defensive coordinator. Landry signed with the Jaguars in 2011 and started all 32 games for them in the last two seasons. The Jaguars cut him last month.

The Jets, who have also lost safeties Yeremiah Bell and Eric Smith this offseason, are expecting Landry to start. Two of last year’s draft picks, sixth-round selection Josh Bush and seventh-round selection Antonio Allen, were atop the depth chart at safety before Landry’s signing.

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22 Responses to “Jets sign Dawan Landry”
  1. robertocfg says: Apr 9, 2013 2:50 PM

    Out of 88 qualifying safeties, ProFootballFocus had him rated 65th overall last season (75th in coverage, and 32nd against the run).

    Sounds like a true Jet.

  2. mec693 says: Apr 9, 2013 2:55 PM

    solid signing, this guy could play

  3. lexington11 says: Apr 9, 2013 2:55 PM

    You mean Rex Ryan right?

  4. jetsflyinghigh says: Apr 9, 2013 2:56 PM

    not to be that guy, but last i checked rex ryan was the jets head coach.

  5. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Apr 9, 2013 2:56 PM

    Ahhhh…. Last time I checked Rex is the Jets head coach..

    Hey we’re on the board. Gotta cheer for a little bit of activity here! I’ve been hearing crickets…

    Now can he get the job done is the question… Jury will be out till season starts..

  6. larrydavid7000 says: Apr 9, 2013 2:58 PM


  7. The Prophet says: Apr 9, 2013 3:00 PM

    If they really care about the fans they’ll make big Dawan wear the same # as Laron so we don’t have to buy new jerseys.

  8. rc33 says: Apr 9, 2013 3:00 PM

    Super Bowl.

  9. btowngetsdown says: Apr 9, 2013 3:05 PM

    Any word on the size of his biceps?

  10. dogman9 says: Apr 9, 2013 3:08 PM

    …in this town, the way we do things, you know what dey say, no ticket…no Landry!

  11. ahostiletakeover says: Apr 9, 2013 3:09 PM

    Always liked Dawan when he was a Raven, he was the perfect compliment to Ed Reed those 4 seasons (came back from a scary neck injury that ended his ’09 season after a couple of games). I was surprised old Rex didn’t make a run for him when he signed with Jacksonville a couple of years ago.

  12. baltimoresnativeson says: Apr 9, 2013 3:13 PM

    He’s a mop. I was very glad to see him leave Baltimore.

  13. benjaminholmes says: Apr 9, 2013 3:16 PM

    He was never close to the same after that horrific injury against Cleveland. It’s sad, because he was a more than decet, hard-hitting player.

  14. stoptrippn says: Apr 9, 2013 3:41 PM

    get taylor mays PLEASE

  15. yourriches20 says: Apr 9, 2013 4:09 PM

    yes please jets. sign Taylor mays. you’re team isn’t silly enough you need him too. haha

  16. EJ says: Apr 9, 2013 4:17 PM

    He will instantly make their Defensive backfield better.

  17. dutchman45 says: Apr 9, 2013 4:24 PM

    Jets coach is Rex Ryan.

  18. spedman24 says: Apr 9, 2013 6:48 PM

    Another excellent move by Izick, Jets are on the up & up — anyone that can’t see what they are doing just doesn’t get. Once the Jets find a decent QB & it may still be Sanchez, the Jets will be back in the mix

  19. spedman24 says: Apr 9, 2013 6:51 PM

    Wow, just read some of the posts trying to mock the Jets for filling a hole w/a quality veteran…throw me all the stats u want…he fills a need and he is an average player on a defense that will be full of speed and young players. Really is an excellent move.

  20. lrjets says: Apr 9, 2013 8:20 PM

    robertocfg says:Apr 9, 2013 2:50 PM

    Out of 88 qualifying safeties, ProFootballFocus had him rated 65th overall last season (75th in coverage, and 32nd against the run).

    Sounds like a true Jet.

    In your quest to join the gang of critics and comedians, your football knowledge is limited by your huge lack of intelligence.
    The Jets safeties were bad last season?

    Really, you should try your best not to put your thoughts down in writing.

  21. mtheparrothead says: Apr 9, 2013 9:31 PM


    No ones saying your safeties are bad.

    We’re saying your team is.

  22. loveorhatethejets says: Apr 10, 2013 10:32 AM

    good pick up this is good and bad for us
    1. why is it we have to pick up players who are the best against the run
    2.this means we need to keep revis lord knows this guy isnt a good cover guy(thats the good news )
    3. i wanna see some linebackers getting picked up we need them bad and maybe we wont need a safety to do a lb’s job.

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