Colts sign Pro Bowl safety Landry from Jets
The Colts made a splash late on the second day of free agent signings, inking Pro Bowl safety LaRon Landry to a deal with the team.
Landry started 79 of the 80 games he's played in his six-year career, which has included stops in Washington and with the New York Jets, where he played last season. He has intercepted six passes in his career, including one which he returned for a touchdown. He has also forced 10 fumbles and recovered five during his time in the NFL.
Landry earned a Pro Bowl selection last season with New York, forcing four fumbles and intercepting two passes.
"We're ecstatic about this signing," said General Manager Ryan Grigson. "We feel LaRon is an absolute game changer and a true impact player. We're talking about a 220-pound safety that runs 4.3 and plays to that speed. 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."
Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team, but the NFL Network reported the contract is for four years and will pay Landry $14 million.
Earlier Wednesday, the Colts re-signed cornerback Darius Butler, but lost wide receiver Donnie Avery to Kansas City and Arizona signed former Indianapolis cornerback Jerraud Powers and back-up quarterback Drew Stanton.