Indianapolis Colts: LaRon Landry
When Landry was drafted by Washington out of LSU in 2007, he quickly developed a reputation as one of the hardest-hitting safeties in the NFL. While his talent was evident, Landry missed significant time with injuries before signing with the New York Jets in 2012.
After a season that saw him make the Pro Bowl, the Colts were quick to sign Landry to a four-year deal worth $6 million per season. He played in 12 games for the Colts in 2013. While he wasn’t the Pro Bowl talent they were hoping for, his play was still respectable on the field. In 2014, though, Landry got injured and played in just six games. Soon after, Landry looked like an absolute animal in the gym, before testing positive for PEDs and being suspended by the league. He was cut by the Colts, and never played another snap in the NFL.
What Indianapolis was hoping would be a game-changer in the back end of their defense turned out to be a large waste of money. From Bob Sanders struggling with injuries throughout his career, to the nonsense with Landry, the Colts just couldn’t seem to find any long-lasting luck at the safety position.