LaRon Landry Again Limited Friday, Remains Game-Time Decision
ASHBURN – LaRon Landry has put in a request for 14 tickets for the Washington Redskins’ game at Dallas on Monday, but that’s not a sign he’s going to be playing against the Cowboys.
“I have a lot of people at every game, man, even if I’m not playing,” Landry said. “I have a couple family members in Houston and in Dallas.”
Sure, Landry would like to give them a show, returning to a game for the first time since the middle of last season. He insisted Friday that it’s not up to him, and instead, it’s head coach Mike Shanahan who will be making that decision.
Landry, hampered by a strained right hamstring since the middle of the preseason, was limited again in practice on Friday.
“He couldn’t go full-speed yet,” Shanahan said. “I don’t know if it was the field, but he didn’t even test it out. It will be a game-time decision. He told me he felt like he could run at the 70th, 80th percentile, and I told him, ‘Don’t push it. You’ll know when your body can push it, and if you don’t feel like you’re loose and you can’t push it, we’ll get a feel for you before the game.’”
The safety admitted he likely won’t be completely healthy for some time – after all, he said, “in the NFL, you’ll never be 100 percent” – but didn’t want to play if he wasn’t close.
If he’s out again, Reed Doughty will make his third consecutive start to open the season.
“I don’t feel like that’s helping the team win if I don’t give it my all and able to do what I’m capable of doing when I feel comfortable,” Landry said. “We’ll just wait and see. Like I said, it’s all up to coach Shanahan, and I hope he sees that I’ve made progress.”