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Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 12/ 6/2010

LaRon Landry hoping to play this week

By Barry Svrluga

Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry is out of the protective walking boot that had stabilized his inured Achilles' tendon over the past few weeks, and said Monday that he hopes to practice this week and play out the rest of the season.

"Every day it's getting better, just a slow healing process," Landry said. "I'm just taking it a day at a time and just doing what my body tells me to do."

Coach Mike Shanahan said last week that he wouldn't know whether Landry, who has missed three straight weeks, could return at all this season until the walking boot was removed and Landry practiced. Asked whether he would return to workouts this week, Landry said: "I'm looking forward to it."

Despite the fact the Redskins are all but eliminated from playoff contention, Landry believes he will play this year.

"Hell, yeah," Landry said. "There's a great chance of me coming back. Don't rule me out. I'm looking forward to playing this week."

Before he was hurt, Landry was having the best season of his four-year career. His presence would be helpful this week or a defense that had tremendous difficulty tackling in Sunday's 31-7 loss to the New York Giants. The Redskins play Tampa Bay at FedEx Field Sunday.

"I'm just waiting for everything to calm down, and I just take it from there," Landry said. "I'm walking better. I can run a little bit."

By Barry Svrluga  | December 6, 2010; 12:16 PM ET
 
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Comments

why risk further injury...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 6, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Save your energy for next year dirty-30. Its all about positioning for the best draft pick now!

Posted by: Predator48 | December 6, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: freakzilla | December 6, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

bangkoken

So we're suppose to give Shanahan a pass because he's changing the culture of accountability on this team?...This roster has 30 new faces and it still stinks

He gets no pass from me as unlike with Zorn who had a roster and scheme forced on him, Shanny was given the power to do as he pleases.

And he has the power, he should also shoulder the blame.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 6, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Careful, you might not want to agree with me. The leader of the blog, aka beep-beep, might call you a sock puppent and then you'd be an instant member of the SPG!

Posted by: monk811 | December 6, 2010 12:04 PM |

can you please do us a favor and not start your schtick, please. thanks in advance

Posted by: hessone | December 6, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Hey Play, get your sock puppet in line, he's talking back! And don't have him talk about $nyder anymore, getting kinda old. Thanks in advance!

Posted by: monk811 | December 6, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Although I still don't understand why he was being punished.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 6, 2010 12:22 PM

Have you read what Keim, Peter King, or Boswell wrote?

This from Keim:

1. The Albert Haynesworth saga. One reason teammates were irked by Albert Haynesworth last season was because he would not play with injuries that appeared to them less than what others were enduring. There’s no doubt about this. Now he has a week where he’s deactivated because he was sick and practiced poorly Thursday and then couldn’t go Friday. It’s hard to imagine someone such as London Fletcher being inactive if the same thing had happened to him. Fletcher, for starters, would not have missed a practice. Phillip Daniels complained all week about being sick; he practiced and played. Maybe Haynesworth was that sick; I can’t say. But I know that teammates notice these things. Early on with Haynesworth and Mike Shanahan, my belief is that he wasn’t going to unload Haynesworth until his teammates soured on him. Early on the players knew or thought they needed Haynesworth to win. They saw the talent, as everyone else did. But now? It’ll be interesting to talk to some players going forward about him. Over the next month they’ll pay attention to his approach and how he plays. But there’s no doubt it’s just going to be one thing after another with him in Washington. Why wait for it to change? It won’t. Oh, and by the way, if there was a heated exchange between Haynesworth and Jim Haslett, I’d say that’s good; then you know maybe it matters.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/05/AR2010120504364.html

Posted by: beep-beep | December 6, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Dirty 30 must think he still has a shot at the Pro Bowl -- and presumably, some sort of contract bonus that goes with it.

Otherwise, can't see why he'd feel the need to risk further injury to the tendon.

It's not about the winning, because its a lost cause.

And its not even about playing for pride -- because we haven't seen much evidence of late that anyone actually gives a damn.

And it's certainly not playing for your teammates, because they've given up on it too.

So the only thing left is the vane pursuit of individual honors...

And the money, of course.

Posted by: Vic1 | December 6, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Careful, you might not want to agree with me. The leader of the blog, aka beep-beep, might call you a sock puppent and then you'd be an instant member of the SPG!

Posted by: monk811 | December 6, 2010 12:04 PM |

can you please do us a favor and not start your schtick, please. thanks in advance

Posted by: hessone | December 6, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Hey Play, get your sock puppet in line, he's talking back! And don't have him talk about $nyder anymore, getting kinda old. Thanks in advance!

Posted by: monk811 | December 6, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

bangkoken

So we're suppose to give Shanahan a pass because he's changing the culture of accountability on this team?...This roster has 30 new faces and it still stinks

He gets no pass from me as unlike with Zorn who had a roster and scheme forced on him, Shanny was given the power to do as he pleases.

And he has the power, he should also shoulder the blame.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 6, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse


why does snyder get a pass ? the big excuse everyone states is how bad he wants to win. well so does every other owner in the league. it's all about who you hire and how you run the business. so tell me, the hiring of shanahan and allen weren't a splash ?

Posted by: hessone | December 6, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Follow the leader to the new post

Follow

beep-beep

Posted by: beep-beep | December 6, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Sonny Jurgensen said this morning that if you want to punish Haynesworth, don't bench him (it was COLD and brutal out there) - instead, make him play and don't allow him to come out of the game. This makes sense. Although I still don't understand why he was being punished.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 6, 2010 12:22 PM

(insert P_F chauvinist insult here)

Why is he being punished? Are you kidding me??? I'll spare the last 12 months and just go with last weeks events...

Apparently he had a few too many Wednesday night and went threw the motions on Thursday. On Thursday night he out did his previous night's consumption and was too hungover to practice on Friday.

You have guys busting it in practice with half the talent and 1/10th the salary and a malcontent that has does everything but wipe his ass with the BnG and doesn't want to practice.... And you say you should play....If you play him, you lose the locker room, make him inactive and you may be a little undermanned by it's not like he's giving us anything with his 15-20 plays per game in the nickel.

I would deactivate him for the season and take whatever you could get in a trade. His salary is very tradable and to say that his trade value could sink any less is laughable..

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 6, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse


monk, you can't even comprehend what forum is all about. try to be nice to you and you're an ass. have at it with your buddy playaction and have a good one.

btw, snyder is relavent to all discussions in regards to the redskins as he does own the team and still makes decisions. anyone who thinks he doesn't is in denial

Posted by: hessone | December 6, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Landry should rest up and properly heal. They will need him more next year, this was a rebuilding year and the outcome doesn't really matter anymore. They've already bested last year's record, I'm happy with that..just beat the Rams, Vikings and the Lions next season!

Posted by: damnit79 | December 6, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

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