It was like going to a new school for the first time, only Dawan Landry came into Jacksonville with his status already set.
He was coming in to start, to be a part of Jacksonville's great defensive rebuild.
"I was kind of nervous, not knowing what to expect," Landry said. " ... The whole organization welcomed me with open arms. Have a lot of players willing to learn and coaches that's willing to [listen to players]."
Landry brought leadership and veteran safety experience -- something that was lacking last year -- to the Jaguars' secondary. He learned a lot of that as a player for the Baltimore Ravens, where he spent the first four years of his career. On Monday, Landry will face his old team as the Jaguars play host to the Ravens this week.
"Dawan's a smart safety, a sure tackler," Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said. "He's come down and played some in our dime package and matched up on tight ends, and he's done a nice job for us. He's helped us defensively play at a much higher level. He's playing his role, his part within that."
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