To say the Jets have a need at safety would be the understatement of the week. They cut Eric Smith and lost starters LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell in free agency, leaving second-year players Antonio Allen and Josh Bush, neither of whom has played safety in the base defense.
So it comes as no surprise that the Jets are visiting Wednesday with former Jaguars S Dawan Landry, a source confirmed. It was first reported by NFL.com.
Landry, released in early March because he was due to make $5.35 million, would seem to be an ideal fit for the Jets. Landry knows the system, having played under Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman with the Ravens from 2006 to 2008. He's LaRon's older brother and was instrumental in LaRon signing last year with the Jets as a free agent, providing intel on Ryan and his system.
Landry, 30, has played seven years in the league (all as a starter), the last two with the Jaguars. He has 12 interceptions, 5.5 sacks and three TD returns.
In another free-agency developments, the Jets are showing interest in former Redskins TE Fred Davis, who recently visited with the Bills. QB Jason Campbell, linked to the Jets early in free agency, signed with the Browns. In fact, the Jets never were in the hunt.