The Jacksonville Jaguars will be releasing safety Dawan Landry on Friday, according to a report by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. The Jaguars signed Landry two years ago in free agency as part of a rebuilding process on the defensive side of the football, giving Landry a five-year, $27.5 million deal early when free agency started.
Landry's release could be one of a few going forward as the Jaguars may begin purging high dollar veterans and begin the rebuilding process. Landry started at safety the past two seasons for the Jaguars and was a solid player, but clearly was not worth his cap hit at this point.
Landry finishes his short career with the Jaguars picking up 152 tackles, three interceptions, and six passes defensed. Landry was more of a physical presence in the secondary and struggled at times in coverage.
If Spotrac is correct, the Jaguars will save close to $2.8 million on the salary cap and carry $3.9 million in dead money by releasing Landry. It will save the Jaguars $5.4 millionin cash out the door however, which is important considering how much the Jaguars paid out last season for the results.
It appears that safety is now on the list of many needs for the Jaguars going forward as David Caldwell begins rebuilding the roster.