As the lockout continues, Ravens Insider wants your opinion on what the team should do with their own pending free agents. This blog takes a look at safety Dawan Landry. Should the Ravens sign or decline?
PROS: Landry is extremely valuable in run support. He finished second on the team with a career-best 111 tackles last season, only 34 behind Ray Lewis. Landry also led the Ravens with 14 tackles in the postseason. Besides the numbers, he has developed a great rapport with Ed Reed. Last year, Landry scored a touchdown off a lateral from Reed. His production the past two seasons proved he has come back from a spinal cord concussion, which sidelined him for 14 games in 2008.
CONS: Landry likely will receive some substantial offers from safety-needy teams. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome hasn't given a big contract to a safety other than Reed, letting Kim Herring, Will Demps and Jim Leonhard all walk. The Ravens also have less expensive options to replace Landry in Tom Zbikowski and Haruki Nakamura.
OUTLOOK: The Ravens have been pleased with the development of Landry, who has started since being drafted in the fifth round in 2006. But Landry's play might have priced out the Ravens. When deciding where to put free-agent money, the Ravens would probably be inclined to put it in a pass rusher and not at safety.
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