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At safety, Jets replace one Landry with another

By Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

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Safety Dawan Landry, here submarining Arian Foster, is being reunited with Rex Ryan. (USATSI)

The Jets replaced Pro Bowl safety LaRon Landry on Tuesday by signing his older brother, Dawan Landry.

Congrats big bro,” LaRon Landry tweeted.

Dawan Landry, 30, has not missed a game in four years and had 100 tackles and an interception last season for the Jaguars. Jacksonville didn't want to pay him $3.9 million this year and released him.

LaRon Landry, 28, shined in his one season with the Jets, posting 99 tackles, four forced fumbles and two interceptions. He cashed in with a four-year, $24 million deal, including $14 million guaranteed, from Indianapolis.

Terms of Dawan Landry's deal were not disclosed. The move reunites him with Jets coach Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman. He played for them in Baltimore at the start of his career.

Primarily a strong safety, Dawan Landry is a solid run-stopper but not nearly as good in pass coverage as his brother. Dawan Landry has 12 interceptions in 98 career games, and opposing quarterbacks had a 107.4 rating when throwing at him last year, according to Pro Football Focus.

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