Darrelle Revis is not the only piece of the Jets’ secondary that may be too expensive for the team to hold onto. The team is trying to figure out a way to re-sign safety LaRon Landry, according to a source, but his price tag may be too high for the cap-strapped club and he is expected to hit free agency on March 12. Landry made the Pro Bowl as a Jet last season after signing a one-year, $3.5 million deal last March. He played in all 16 games for the Jets, proving he could stay healthy after dealing with foot and Achilles tendon problems during his last few years with the Redskins. It is unknown exactly how much Landry will be looking for as a free agent, but one league source said they expect Landry’s asking price to be extremely high after such a productive season. Nevertheless, one league executive believes there will still be enough injury concerns to keep Landry’s price down. The Jets had to rest Landry one practice a week last season to manage his health. The Jets released several players last week in an effort to get under the salary cap and are not expected to spend much on players in free agency, making it unlikely they will be able to sign any players asking for more than $5 million a year as Landry is expected to. As part of his contract with the Jets, the team cannot use the franchise tag on him, so it’s either re-sign him or let him walk.
Landry’s price may be too high for Jets
New York Post | Feb 28