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Dawan Landry visiting Buffalo Bills, per report

Landry has spent more than half of his career playing for Rex Ryan, and would bring experience and knowledge of the defense to a very green position group in Buffalo.

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The Buffalo Bills are hosting veteran safety Dawan Landry on a free agent visit on Tuesday, reports Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports.

Landry, a nine-year veteran, has spent five of those seasons working in the defense of Bills head coach Rex Ryan. He spent three years playing for Ryan before Ryan left to coach the New York Jets, then re-united with Ryan there as a starter for the last two seasons. He is coming off of a solid 2014 campaign as a bright spot in a bad secondary, finishing the season as the ninth-rated safety in the NFL in Pro Football Focus' grading system. He recorded 106 tackles and 1.5 sacks last season.

In Buffalo, Landry would be a welcome veteran presence with years of experience in the Ryan (and Dennis Thurman) defense to pair with a young position group. Aaron Williams is cemented as a starter, and third-year pro Duke Williams has the inside track for a starting gig now that Da'Norris Searcy is in Tennessee. Landry could either push Duke Williams for that starting gig, or complement him in a platoon, if he ends up signing with the Bills.