Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Jets sign Dawan Landry to replace brother, LaRon


As the old saying goes, "If you can't keep one Landry, sign his brother." Or something.

A little less than a month after former New York Jets safety LaRon Landry signed with the Indianapolis Colts, the Jets acquired the services of LaRon's older Brother, Dawan. (photo: Keith Allison, Flickr)

Gang Green signed the 30-year-old centerfielder Tuesday, according to the team's Twitter account. Terms of the contract are unknown at the moment.

Landry, most recently of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is the latest frugal and practical signing by a team that is looking to get through the first stage of a retooling phase under new general manager John Idzik.

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.

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

Around the same time LaRon signed with the Colts, 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.

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