New York Jets safety LaRon Landry is expected to visit the 49ers today, according to Brian Bassett. The six-year veteran is coming off a Pro Bowl season in his lone season with the Jets in 2012. He was originally drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.
Coming off surgery from an injured Achilles tendon, Landry had his best season in 2012 with a career-high 100 tackles and four forced fumbles. His asking price is around $6 million, according to Rich Cimini.
If Landry was signed by the 49ers, he would instantly become their starting safety to replace Dashon Goldson. He is capable of playing both the free and strong safety positions if needed and would contribute right away. The only risk in signing him is his injury history with injuries to the Achilles tendon in 2010 and 2011. He has also suffered a strained hamstring in the past. Landry has a size and skill set similar to Goldson.
Meanwhile, Packers safety Charles Woodson will also visit the 49ers Wednesday, according to his agent. The 15-year veteran, who will be 37 in October played in only nine total games last year. Previously in his career he was known as a cornerback with both the Packers and the Oakland Raiders. He has 55 interceptions in his career and was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009.
Woodson sees the 49ers as a contending team and hopes the 49ers give him a contract offer, according to a source.