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Report: Safety Dawan Landry All but Agrees to a Five-Year Deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars

July 29th, 2011 at 11:41 AM
By Michael Hall

It looks like Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith is at it again. According to Adam Schefter, the Jaguars are on the verge of agreeing to a five-year deal with strong safety Dawan Landry. Landry has spent the past five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens.

Landry's signing will immediately strengthen the defense, giving the Jaguars another presence in the middle of the defense. He is expected to start for the Jags at strong safety while Courtney Greene and rookie Chris Prosinski are expected to compete for the starting job at free safety.

The addition of the hard-hitting Landry makes the Jacksonville defense even more menacing, with him serving as a deterrent to certain slot receivers and tight ends that have made their living against the Jaguars by catching balls for first downs in the middle of the field.

However, there is a flaw in Landry's game:he is a bit of a liability in coverage. If Gene Smith signs a proven pass rusher or a cover corner, the Jaguars could be a favorite to make the playoffs with a dramatically improved defense.

Tags: Chris Prosinski, Courtney Greene, Dawan Landry, Gene Smith, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars

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