Jaguars will release Dawan Landry, according to report


Landry had three years remaining on his contract, but now will need to find a new home in the league.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will release safety Dawan Landry, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.

Landry, 30, spent the last two seasons with the Jaguars. He started all 32 regular season games with the Jaguars, recording 196 total tackles, three interceptions and a half of a sack.

Landry signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract before the 2011 season. He had three years left on his deal. The Jags were due to owe him $6.7 million in both 2013 and 2014, and that number was set to rise to $6.8 million in 2015. The Jaguars saved about $2.8 million against the 2013 salary cap by releasing him.

Big Cat Country's Alfie Crow thinks this is the start of the Jaguars' rebuilding process:

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.

The news means both Dawan and his brother, LaRon, will be on the free agent market at the same time. LaRon, also a safety, earned a trip to the Pro Bowl last season in his only year with the New York Jets.

Landry was a fifth-round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. He spent the first five years of his career with the Ravens before signing with the Jaguars.

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