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Topic - Landry
Strong safety LaRon Landry departed the Washington Redskins in free agency, as expected. The former cornerstone of the Redskins' secondary signed a one-year, $4 million free agent contract with the New York Jets on Monday
Strong safety LaRon Landry will finish the last year of his contract on injured reserve because of the same left Achilles tendon injury that sidelined him in 2010.
In the Washington Redskins' ideal world, safeties LaRon Landry and Oshiomogho Atogwe would patrol the secondary Sunday against the New York Giants in a marquee NFC East matchup that would propel them into the playoffs.
Strong safety LaRon Landry expects to miss the Washington Redskins’ season-opener on Sunday after recently aggravating his strained right hamstring, a setback that has caused some friction between Landry and the Redskins’ training staff.
While the NFL lockout threw off training camp for the Washington Redskins just like every other team, the third preseason game was supposed to be business as usual, with Thursday night's visit to Baltimore presenting the closest facsimile to the regular season.
From his vantage point on the sideline, LaRon Landry isn't worried.
Don't get in LaRon Landry's way.
In hiding for nearly the entire offseason, even as the Washington Redskins were discarding a highly paid safety and a veteran assistant coach, trying to acquire a Pro Bowl outside linebacker and forgoing several chances to address a leaky defensive line, Gregg Williams answered questions yesterday for only the second time since Dec. 30.
"I'm not going 50 percent," he said Wednesday. "I'm not going 80 percent. All I know is 130 percent, full speed, and I like to practice at game speed. I was feeling great and I thought I could push it harder, which I did too much and I tugged it."