The Ravens announced Thursday that safety **Dawan Landry*** *officially signed his one-year tender, solidifying the secondary.
Landry was assigned a fifth-round tag, and as a restricted free agent, Baltimore would have had the right to match any offer the fourth-year player would have received on the open market. If Landry did sign with another team, the Ravens would have received a fifth-round draft pick.
A former fifth-rounder in the 2006 NFL Draft, Landry immediately made an impact when he stepped into a starting role as a rookie. That year, playing alongside Ed Reed!(/team/roster/ed-reed/89ece203-7de4-4b40-9651-f16f4c3b7699/ "Ed Reed"), Landry earned a reputation as a hard-hitter that was solid supporting the run defense.
But Landry's 2008 campaign ended with a scare. In the second game, he suffered a season-ending spinal cord concussion when he was hit in the crown of the helmet by Cleveland Browns running back Jamal Lewis.
Landry was carted off the field on a stretcher and placed on Injured Reserve.
His replacement, Jim Leonhard, went on to shine for the Ravens. He placed fourth on the team with 85 tackles and ran an interception back for a touchdown.
The Ravens believe that Landry will make a full recovery, as Leonhard was allowed to sign a free agent contract with the New York Jets this offseason.
Landry has been working out at team headquarters since the start of Baltimore's offseason training program, looking to return to his previous form. The Georgia Tech product has started 34 games, totaling 194 career tackles, four sacks and five interceptions.
As a rookie, Landry made the *Pro Football Weekly/PFWA *All-Rookie Team after recording 89 stops, the second most for a rookie in franchise history.