Free Agent Watch: Landry Positioned to Benefit from Goldson Fallout?

Brian Bassett , TheJetsBlog.com

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted earlier that there are at least three teams in the hunt or LaRon Landry, among them the Niners, Cardinals, and Buccaneers.  Two of those teams overlap an earlier report that there are four teams interested in signing Dashon Goldson and so teams who lose out on Goldson should be fully expected to jump in on any Landry negotiations.

With the cutting of Sione Pouha and the restructure of Santonio, there might be more leeway for the Jets to make a play, but it’s going to be hard for the Jets to keep a player like Landry when the teams losing out on Goldson are still looking for a high-level replacement at the safety spot and still have money to allocate to the position.

It might be less likely that the Jets will be able to re-sign Landry, but not impossible.  In order to keep the cap space to a minimum in the first year of the deal, the Jets would have to push some of the larger cap numbers into future years through prorated bonuses up front or large salaries in successive years.  Of course, it’s some of that stuff that got the Jets into the current predicament they are now in and Idzik will be careful with those types of moves if possible.