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At the Pro Bowl, Titans OLB Harold Landry Feels Like He's Just Getting Started, and He Hopes to Continue His Success in Tennessee 


LAS VEGAS – Harold Landry worked hard to put himself in the company of the NFL's best players at the Pro Bowl.

Here on Thursday, the Titans outside linebacker smiled when thinking about just how far he's come.

Landry also made it clear he wants to continue playing in Tennessee.

"I feel extremely blessed to be here with the best players in the NFL, and to be amongst them is a great honor," Landry said. "I am excited to be out here, it's just an awesome feeling, really."

A second-round draft pick of the Titans in the 2018 NFL Draft, Landry finished the 2021 season with 12 sacks, which ranked 10th in the NFL and led the team. Landry also led the team with 14 tackles for loss and ranked second on the team with a career-best 49 quarterback pressures while finishing third on the team with 74 tackles.

In his mind, he feels he's just getting started.

"No question," Landry said. "I know myself, and I know I am never really satisfied. I am always trying to improve every year. So that's what I am anticipating – the best is yet to come.

"I feel like I took strides every year I've been (in Tennessee), especially going into this past year. I feel like I grew so much as a player on the field, but also as a leader. And I think it just all came together this year. Right now, I am just focusing on enjoying my time here right now, but then getting back to work and improving some more."

Landry, who is scheduled to become a free agent in March, said he'd love to be back with the Titans in 2022.

"It's no secret that I love playing for the Titans, and my family loves living in Tennessee," Landry said. "So hopefully we can get a deal done."

Titans General Manager Jon Robinson said earlier this week the team wants to keep Landry.

"We are going to do everything we can to try and keep Harold," Robinson said. "But we understand there's a lot of other things that need to go down, too."

Robinson said he's seen consistent improvement in Landry over the years.

Between weeks three and 10, Landry put together a stretch of eight consecutive games registering at least .5 sack in each contest. In the Divisional Playoff Game versus the Bengals, Landry registered 1.5 sacks and six tackles.

Over his four-year career with the Titans, Landry has tallied 31 sacks.

"Harold has worked extremely hard, he uses his length," Robinson said. "He has a fastball, but I thought this year he had a few more tricks up his sleeve. Harold played a couple of different roles, mostly on the end of the line of scrimmage, but he played some off the ball stuff, too."

Landry, standing next to defensive teammates Jeffery Simmons and Kevin Byard on Thursday at the Pro Bowl, said he's plenty motivated for more success in the future, as a player, and as a team.

His motivation moving forward will be to continue to improve, while trying to get to the Super Bowl.

"It shows the talent we have in Tennessee, and the players that we have," Landry said of being in Vegas with teammates Simmons, Byard and guard Rodger Saffold. "It's awesome to be out here with them.

"This week, I want to pick the minds of all the great players here, to try to get some tips on what they do in the offseason and throughout the year to help me improve my game. It should be a fun week."

See the Top Images from Titans players practicing for the Pro Bowl on Thursday in Las Vegas. (Tennessee Titans)

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