NFL News: Strong Safety, LaRon Landry signed to the New York Jets
As it was much foreseen, the New York Jets have finally made an addition in their defenses, it was expected that the New York Jets will be picking up a new safety before the end of the transfer season.
As reported from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New York Jets have signed a contract with the 27 year old LaRon Landry who is a former Washington Redskins player.
It was further reported that the New York Jets have brought in the new safety for $4 million dollars in a one year contract.
The New York Jets have desperately needed to address their safety position issue for some time now, among other things but this move definitely comes as a relief for the New York Jets fans.
Jim Leonhard was an unrestricted free agent and had been off the football field for some time now due to a knee issue, for which he had to undergo surgery. A note of caution is that this knee surgery comes as a second leg related injury that Leonhard has received in the last two seasons and the player is rated to be mediocre at best.
Reggie Nelson left the New York Jets and has signed a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, so this tied the New York Jets hands at the position and then they had to pursue LaRon.
Still it is still not clear if Smith or Leonhard will decide to leave the New York Jets, so adding Landry to the team is a good move, over all.
News that should lift the hearts of New York Jets fans is that Landry a good size, is regarded as a high caliber player and possesses worthwhile tackling skills.
LaRon Landry has been a part of the big leagues for almost five seasons now and has defended 31 passes, 5.5 sacks and 383 tackles.
The one factor working against this new signing is the sturdiness of the player as Landry is an injury prone safety who has been repeatedly thwarted with injuries in the last two seasons.
Another factor running on Landry’s future with the New York Jets is his coverage ability but still it is hoped that that he will be able to improve in this matter once he starts playing with the New York Jets players.