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Colts sign Pro Bowl safety LaRon Landry

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 7:34 am

The Indianapolis Colts signed unrestricted free agent safety LaRon Landry, formerly of the New York Jets, to fill another need.

"We're ecstatic about this signing," Colts Ryan Grigson said in a release. "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 started 79 of 80 games played with the Washington Redskins (2007-2011) and the 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.

Landry earned a Pro Bowl selection with the Jets in 2012 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 one 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.

In other Colts news, three players from last season agreed to deals with other teams: cornerback Jerraud Powers and backup quarterback Drew Stanton signed with the Arizona Cardinals, reuniting with coach Bruce Arians, and wide receiver Donnie Avery signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.