Washington Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry remains hopeful that he can play in Sunday’s season opener against the New York Giants, but said that his strained right hamstring still isn’t completely healed.
Landry missed all of training camp and the preseason while rehabilitating the strained left Achilles’ tendon that forced him out of seven games last season and then had to work his way back from a hamstring strain.
He was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform List on Saturday, and on Monday went through portions of a second straight practice.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that the Redskins’ medical staff will continue to monitor Landry’s progress, and that a determination on his availability for Sunday will be made later this week.
Landry said that he still isn’t 100 percent, but is encouraged by what he was able to accomplish the last practices.
“Every day is progress,” Landry said. “It feels good. I’m looking forward to playing on Sunday; trying to, trying to.”
Landry said that he wasn’t able to run full-speed, and he was careful not to put himself in position to risk further damage on a soggy field Monday afternoon.
But he did go through more of practice than he did on Saturday.
“Every day is more reps and more reps,” said Landry, who last season recorded 85 tackles, a forced fumble and an interception and a sack. “I’m building along the way up to Sunday and we’ll see how it goes. One day at a time. One day at a time.”