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Former Jets Safety Landry Signs Free-Agent Contract With Colts

NFL Player LaRon Landry
National Football League safety LaRon Landry spent five years with the Washington Redskins before joining the New York Jets last season. Photographer: Larry French/Getty Images

March 14 (Bloomberg) -- Former New York Jets safety LaRon Landry signed a free-agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts.

Financial details of the agreement weren’t provided in a release on the National Football League team’s website. ESPN reported today that the four-year contract is worth $24 million, with $14 million in guarantees.

“We feel LaRon is an absolute game changer and a true impact player,” Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson said on the website. “His approach to the game and his style of play are lights out and embody the culture we’re building on the defense and this team in general.”

A first-round pick by the Washington Redskins in the 2007 NFL draft, Landry spent five years with the team before joining the Jets last season. He played all 16 games with New York, with two interceptions and a team-high four forced fumbles. His 100 tackles were second to linebacker David Harris’s 123.

Landry, 28, thanked Jets fans on his Twitter account, saying that he will “never forget the experience” of playing in New York.

He joins running back Shonn Greene as Jets starters that won’t return to the team next season. Greene signed yesterday with the Tennessee Titans.

To contact the reporter on this story: Eben Novy-Williams in New York at enovywilliam@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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