Titans sign LB Landry to 5 years, $87.5M

Titans sign LB Landry to 5 years, $87.5M





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The Tennessee Titans signed OLB Harold Landry to a five-year, $87.5 million deal that includes $52.5 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday.

Landry is coming off his best season with the Titans, posting a career-high 12 sacks to become the team’s first pass rusher to reach double-digits since Brian Orakpo (10.5) in 2015.

He also was one of the Titans’ most durable players last season, as he was on the field for 89.5% of defensive snaps, according to Next Gen Stats.

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Seven of Landry’s sacks were on third down, which ranked third among all pass rushers. The first-time Pro Bowl selection also finished with 49 quarterback pressures, 22 quarterback hits, 21 quarterback hurries and 14 tackles for loss.

His impact extends beyond just his pass-rushing ability. Landry, who turns 26 in June, has developed into a strong defender against the run and has a knack for running down ball carriers on the opposite side of the field. He also provides a matchup option with tight ends inside the 10-yard line.

He was selected in the second round (41st overall) of the 2018 draft and has started all but one game throughout his four-year NFL career, including every game of the last three seasons.

Overall, in four NFL seasons, Landry has 31 sacks with 256 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and 2 interceptions.

ESPN’s Turron Davenport contributed to this report.

Source: ESPN NFL

    


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