Two former Redskins are moving from the NFC East to the AFC East.
Safety LaRon Landry, the Redskins’ first-round draft pick in 2007, has signed with the New York Jets according to Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network. And wide receiver Donte Stallworth, signed by the Redskins as a free agent last year, has signed with the Patriots. That signing was reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Schefter reports that Landry’s contract is for one year and $4 million.
After Landry played out of position at free safety for most of his first three seasons in the NFL, Mike Shanahan and Jim Haslett moved him to strong safety when they installed the 3-4 defensive scheme in 2010. Landry thrived in the system and was leading in Pro Bowl balloting until he injured his Achilles tendon and missed the last seven games of the season. The injury still hampered him last year and he played in just eight games.
The handwriting for Landry’s departure seemed to be on the wall when it was revealed that there was a dispute between him and the team over how best to treat the injury.
In five seasons with the Redskins, Landry played in 64 games, starting all of them. He had four interceptions, forced six fumbled and had 5.5 sacks.
Stallworth played in 11 games for the Redskins last year, with 22 receptions for 309 yards and two touchdowns. His will be his second stint in New England; he was with the Patriots during their 2007 season when the team set the single-season scoring record with 589 points.