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Landry Signs Tender

With Dawan Landry inking his RFA tender, only Le’Ron McClain remains unsigned.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy

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The Ravens landed another restricted free agent for at least another year, as safety Dawan Landry signed his tender on Tuesday.

That leaves only fullback Le’Ron McClain as an unsigned RFA.

Landry said he, like McClain, was looking for a long-term contract, but that prospect seemed unlikely.

“Everybody wants to do a long-term deal, but it probably won’t happen so you have to sign your tender,” said Landry after Tuesday’s organized team activity practice.

Landry still holds out hope that he will get a long-term contract, but he also acknowledged that the uncertain collective bargaining agreement situation makes negotiations difficult.

Originally designated with the second-round tender, Landry would have cost another team a second-round draft pick if it pursued the safety.  The Ravens also would have owned the right to match any offer.

Landry started all 16 games last season, heroically returning from a 2008 campaign cut short by a spinal cord concussion that nearly ended his career.  He totaled 82 tackles and four interceptions in 2009, including one pick returned for a touchdown in Week 10.

“After being out the whole year and coming back, I felt I got better each and every week,” said Landry, a former fifth-round draft pick out of Georgia Tech.

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