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Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 13, 2013 – 11:35 pm

LaRon Landry signs with ColtsThe Indianapolis Colts today signed unrestricted free agent safety LaRon Landry.

“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.”

Landry, 6-0, 220 pounds, started 79-of-80 games played with the Washington Redskins (2007-2011) and New York Jets (2012) and holds career totals of 534 tackles (395 solo), 39 passes defensed, six interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, 10 forced fumbles, 5.5 sacks and five fumble recoveries.

Last season with the Jets, Landry earned a Pro Bowl selection after posting career highs in tackles (113) and forced fumbles (four), while tying his personal best for interceptions (two). In Week 7 at New England, he posted the second-highest tackle total of his career when he made 17 stops (14 solo) to go along with one pass defensed.

In 2010, Landry logged 101 tackles (73 solo) in nine starts to go along with 11 passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 1.0 sack.

In 2007, Landry became the first Redskins rookie since 2001 to start every game of the season. He was named to the NFL All-Rookie Defensive Team after finishing third on the Redskins with 97 tackles (62 solo) and 11 special teams stops. In Washington’s NFC Wild Card playoff game at Seattle, he recorded the first two interceptions of his career when he picked off quarterback Matt Hasselbeck twice in the fourth quarter.

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  1. By John Albertson on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    I love the signing and all the off season moves so far. Go Big Blue!!!!

  2. By Faron Nangle on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    big move love landry since his day back at LSU. Go colts

  3. By Joel Evans on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Way to go Colts. This signing helps with the secondary. Keep it up.

  4. By Waylon on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Great job by our GM!!! Keep choppin wood.

  5. By James on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    LOVE this pick, our secondary went from a liability to a strength with this pick and Greg Toler earlier. Just need a suitable replacement for D.Free and the monster will be built and ready to take back the AFC South!

  6. By Scott g on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Landry is a beast. That is the guy I was hoping the colts would get. I think we will see a big improvement in colts defense!

  7. By Daniel on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    This one one of the best things we could do. Our secondary is solid now. Actually, it’s probably in the top 5. I wish they’d think about picking up Vollmer or Woodhead. Both of those guys would make a huge difference. Other than that, I’m pleased. Wonder what they will get 1st round in the draft. Maybe Xavier Rhodes, or they’ll go WR possibly. Hmmm. . .

  8. By ian on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    thats what im talking about lets go we a now back to the team to beat in afc south were coming for every one

  9. By Migs on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Really excited to see what the future holds for our Boys in Blue! Welcome to Indianapolis LaRon!

  10. By Jacob on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    Great job front office on finding a quality player. I am excited about LaRon! Who is next is the question can’t wait to find out

  11. By Keith Evans on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    This is a huge get for the Colts. Our defense is heading in the right direction. Way to go Colts.

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  13. By paul on Mar 14, 2013 | Reply

    awsome move go colts,, enough said

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