According to multiple reports, former Washington Redskins free agent safety LaRon Landry is in town today to visit with the Eagles.
The safety position has been unstable at best since the departure of Brian Dawkins prior to the 2010 season. Landry, the sixth overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, spent the first five years of his career in Washington where he was twice named a Pro Bowl alternate.
He has failed to live up to his potential much in part to his deficiencies in coverage. Still, he’s a physical player and would bring stability to the position for the Eagles. He’s said to have visited both the Patriots and Jets, so there is a fair amount of interest in his services.
It’s unknown at this point what type of contract Landry would command, but the feeling here is that the Eagles aren’t going to get into a bidding war.
I also wonder how the newly re-signed DeSean Jackson feels about Landry’s visit.
You may recall during the 2010 season just moments before the Eagles 59-28 Week 10 thrashing of the Redskins when Landry caused a pregame skirmish.
Landry, according to several Eagles, made a “go to sleep” gesture towards Jackson–an intimidation tactic in the wake of the concussion he suffered against the Falcons earlier that season.
Jackson responded by burning Landry with an 88-yard touchdown and a wave good-bye.
If the Eagles make Landry an offer–Jackson may have to wave hello to his former nemesis.