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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.
Finally, the Washington Redskins know who their starting quarterback will be Sunday when they open the season against the New York Giants. Now it's a matter of who will catch the ball.
Nobody likes to clean up somebody else's mess. But that's usually the first order of business for an NFL coach. After all, teams that bring in a new head man aren't usually oozing with talent. They're usually oozing with losing.
Willie Smith didn't dwell on how all 32 NFL teams snubbed him in last April's draft. Chris Neild didn't care that he was the penultimate player selected out of 254 league-wide.
The Washington Redskins have nine rookies on the 53-man roster, but their group of veterans is deep also - when healthy. Monday represented some semblance of good news in that department as tight end Chris Cooley and safeties LaRon Landry and Oshiomogho Atogwe practiced.
Ryan Torain got off to a late start this preseason, but the Redskins' leading rusher from a year ago built up a head of steam heading toward the regular-season opener.
On one hand, it seems harsh to deny John Beck the Washington Redskins starting quarterback job based on his performance in the first half of the final preseason game.