Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jets host LaRon Landry's older brother, Dawan


The New York Jets lost standout safety LaRon Landry to free agency, but they might keep it in the family.

Gang Green hosted veteran safety Dawan Landry, LaRon's older brother, for a visit Wednesday, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Landry, most recently of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is a perfect candidate for a team that is looking for wallet-friendly and practical help to get it through the first stage of a retooling phase under new general manager John Idzik. (photo: Keith Allison, Flickr)

LaRon signed with the Indianapolis Colts relatively early in free agency, and Yeremiah Bell followed suit in joining the Arizona Cardinals, leaving the Jets with an unproven pair in Josh Bush and Antonio Allen in charge of the centerfield.

Dawan, an eight-year veteran, spent time with Jets coach Rex Ryan in Baltimore when Ryan served as defensive coordinator and in other assistant spots prior to taking the reigns in New York.

Landry tallied his second-highest single-season tackle total last year with 100 but had just one interception and two passes defensed.

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