LaRon Landry walks to the Redskins practice field before the...

LaRon Landry walks to the Redskins practice field before the NFL football team's training camp practice. (Aug. 1, 2011) Credit: AP

LaRon Landry thinks he can flourish with his new team, and the Jets hope that's the case.

In dire need of safety help, they addressed a major need Monday, agreeing to terms with the free agent on a one-year deal reportedly worth $4 million. Landry, 27, who's been a bit injury-plagued, reportedly also drew interest from the Patriots, Lions and Eagles.

He visited Sunday and returned to the Jets' training facility in Florham Park, N.J., Monday after deciding he wants to be a part of Rex Ryan's defense.

"After spending time with the organization as a whole, I just felt that signing with the Jets was the right thing to do," said Landry, drafted sixth overall by Washington in 2007. "When you factor in that Rex coached my brother [Dawan] and the family-oriented demeanor, it just felt like home. It made the decision real easy for me. They have a top-notch support staff and facility and I really feel that I can prosper here."

The Jets were ultra-thin at safety before adding Landry. Brodney Pool signed with the Cowboys last week, ending his two-year Jets tenure, and Reggie Nelson opted to re-sign with the Bengals on Sunday. Jim Leonhard, the Jets' other free-agent safety, still is rehabbing a knee injury and the Jets might continue to look elsewhere rather than bring him back. They had Packers free-agent defensive back Jarrett Bush in for a visit over the weekend.

Landry often was injured the past two seasons with the Redskins, playing in only 17 games because of an Achilles tendon issue. He reportedly has bone spurs and elected to seek an alternative treatment instead of correcting the problem surgically, something that might've scared a few teams off.

Landry had 48 tackles and 11/2 sacks in eight games in 2011 before the injury flared up, forcing him to finish the season on injured reserve. He also spent the final seven games of 2010 on IR with an Achilles injury.

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