Thursday, March 14, 2013

Landry gone, Jets' safety departure comes full circle


LaRon Landry made the most of his one-year proving period.

Landry, who was recognized as a special talent but raised questions on his health and aggressiveness early in his career, put himself back in good standing in the NFL via a stout season with the New York Jets, and he ultimately got the big-money, multi-year deal he wanted.

Just not with the Jets. (photo: Pedro Cambra, Flickr)

Wednesday night, the Indianapolis Colts signed Landry to a four-year, $24 million contract with $14 million guaranteed, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.

The Jets are now without their three top safeties from last season, as Yeremiah Bell signed with the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, and New York released Eric Smith prior to free agency.

Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, David Harris and Muhammad Wilkerson are the only defensive starters from 2012 left on the Jets' roster.

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