The New York Jets wanted to keep LaRon Landry, but the strong safety is as good as gone given all the interest he has received on the free agent market. Expected to get around $6 million per year in a deal, Landry is currently on a visit with the Indianapolis Colts and is not expected to leave without a contract. Many believe that the safety-needy Colts will end up signing Landry and get the upgrade they need in their secondary. While Landry is an upgrade, I really think the Colts should be going after a free safety or more of a true cover guy deep downfield.
The San Francisco 49ers are also interested in adding a safety, largely because Dashon Goldson is going to be signing elsewhere this offseason. Landry isn’t a replacement for Goldson at FS, but he is a coveted free agent and reportedly has a visit scheduled with the 49ers. Colts beat writer Mike Chappell tweeted that Landry is visiting the Colts today and will visit the 49ers tomorrow.
Some believe that if the 49ers do decide to sign Landry, then they will most likely cut Donte Whitner at strong safety. The interest from the 49ers seems a little quizzical, whereas Landry would make sense for the Colts to sign. The Arizona Cardinals are also suitors for Landry, but it seems like he is set to be signed by the Colts. The Detroit Lions are also interested in Landry and have a major need at the safety position as well.
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