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From the Hart: Landry AFC East bound?

According to a report from the New York Daily News, free agent safety LaRon Landry will visit the Jets over the weekend, one of four visits he has plans on making at this point in his free agency tour.

Previous reports have indicated that the Patriots will also host the former No. 6 overall pick and Redskins back-end force.

Other teams linked to Landry include the Lions and the Eagles. But it seems like based on reports that there is at least a 50-percent chance we could see the former LSU star playing for/against the Patriots in 2012.

Landry is coming off a season in which he played in just eight games, and played in only nine games in 2010. He didn't have a single pass defense in a half a season of play last fall. He's reportedly still dealing with an Achilles injury that he's chosen not to have surgery on, an issue he claimed on Twitter that came from his shooting up the area in order to play for Washington.

Landry is a big-money, big-name player who's been banged up and had little impact over the last two seasons. Though his injuries will keep his price down to some degree, he's not the low-money, backup type signing the Patriots have been making early in free agency.

Another issue with Landry, if you want to call it that, is the fact that photos emerged of him on the internet that make him look more ready to play the Incredible HULK in a movie than to make smooth, fluid movements to counteract an opponent's passing attack.

If Landry landed in New England he'd play alongside Patrick Chung, who's better suited playing moving forward toward the line of scrimmage. Though New England doesn't label it's safeties as free/strong, Landry would likely be leaned on more as a free safety type. Is that the style of play he'd be best suited for at this point in his career and his body building growth phase?

I'll admit, I've never been a Landry fan. Thought he was overrated coming out of LSU and overrated in the NFL. He'd clearly be an upgrade over all the guys New England rolled out next to Chung last season, but that doesn't mean he'd be the best fit or good Belichickian value.

What do you think of Landry? Do you want him in New England? Would you fear him in New York? Let us know with a comment below!

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