Landry says he'll change the way he targets blocks

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2016, file photo, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry (14) warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Orlando, Fla. Two people familiar with the situation said Landry has been fined $24,309 for an illegal crackback block that injured Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams. The people confirmed the fine to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, Oct. 27, because the NFL had not yet announced the fine. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
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DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Jarvis Landry says he'll change the way he targets his blocks in the wake of his illegal hit that briefly hospitalized Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams.

But while the Miami Dolphins receiver acknowledged that Williams' injury personally affected him, he said he'll appeal his $24,309 fine from the NFL for the illegal crackback block.

Bills coach Rex Ryan called Landry's block dirty and deliberate. Williams is out indefinitely with head and neck injuries, and he plans to wait until the offseason to decide whether to play again, his father said.

Landry said he apologized to Williams immediately after the play and before the Bills safety was helped off the field. Landry said Wednesday he hasn't tried to reach out to Williams since but may do so.

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