History isn't on Dawan Landry's side to remain with the Ravens.
The Ravens have let the starting safety opposite Ed Reed walk two other times. After the 2005 season, the Ravens didn't re-sign Will Demps even though there wasn't an experienced replacement on the roster. Then, two years ago, the Ravens allowed Jim Leonhard to go to the New York Jets because Landry was a less expensive alternative as a restricted free agent.
Now, Landry could be the one who becomes an unrestricted free agent when a new collective bargaining agreement is reached. The team's second-leading tackler last season, Landry would be among the top four safeties available (Philadelphia's Quintin Mikell, New Orleans' Roman Harper and San Diego's Eric Weddle are the others).
The Ravens might not feel the need to get into a bidding war over Landry because they have Tom Zbikowski and Haruki Nakamura already on the roster. Zbikowski started six games last season when Reed was on the physically-unable-to-perform list.
"Dawan wants to be a Raven and we want him to be a Raven," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "The economics is something he'll have to decide on, but the opportunities are going to be there. In this market, how's it going to go?"
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