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Jacksonville Jaguars Will Now Target Free Agent Safeties

July 27th, 2011 at 9:03 AM
By Brendan Sonnone
Baltimore Ravens safety Dawan Landry breaks a tackle by Kansas City Chiefs tight end Brad Cottam after intercepting a Matt Cassel pass during the second half of the Raven's win in their AFC Wild Card NFL playoff football game in Kansas City, Missouri January 9, 2011. REUTERS/Dave Kaup (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
The Jacksonville Jaguars addressed one of their two most pressing needs when they signed free agent linebacker Paul Posluszny on Tuesday night.
Now the Jaguars will turn their focus towards adding a safety.
The two free agent safeties that have been tied to Jacksonville are Eric Weddle (surprise, surprise) and Dawan Landry, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens.
Weddle—who has been linked to the Jaguars for a couple of months now—has been in contact with the Jaguars, according to Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union.

“I can confirm the Jaguars have inquired about former Chargers safety Eric Weddle,” Ganguli wrote via Twitter. “They're one of more than six teams to have done so.”
Weddle would be the prize of Jacksonville’s free agent class if the Jaguars were to add him, as he’d immediately upgrade the team’s most unstable position. 
Paul Kuharsky of ESPN wrote that the Jaguars and Tennessee Titans would be strong suitors for Weddle, especially now that St. Louis has agreed a four-year, $28 million deal with former Eagles safety Quintin Mikell.
Landry’s name has also been associated with the Jaguars. 
“Looking like Ravens S Dawan Landry is getting big interest from Jaguars,” Caputi wrote via Twitter. “Jacksonville will most likely will be Landry new home.”
Landry is likely a backup option if the Jaguars cannot obtain the highly-coveted Weddle, or he is possibly being looked at as a player to compliment Weddle. Landry has been a successful starter next to Ed Reed the past several seasons and has the versatility to play at either safety spot. 
Tags: Dawan Landry, Eric Weddle, free agent, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Paul Posluszny, safety

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