Washington Redskins strong safety LaRon Landry said that he expects to come off of the Physically Unable to Perform list on Wednesday, and that he anticipates making his preseason debut Aug. 25 against Baltimore.
Sidelined for all of training camp while working to further strengthen the strained Achilles’ tendon that forced him out of seven games last season, Landry said he feels strong and confident in the tendon now. He expects to practice in a limited capacity on Wednesday, and then go through his first full practice on Sunday.
“The Achilles is fine,” Landry said. “Like I’ve been saying in the beginning, I’ve been saying I was looking forward to getting it stronger, and seeing how it reacts. Well, it’s getting stronger and it’s actually responding quite well.”
“I’m looking forward to playing that Baltimore game, so I can get my reps in and see how everything goes,” Landry added.
Coach Mike Shanahan said Landry, who during the offseason elected to have platelet enrichment treatments rather than surgery on the Achilles, has made significant improvements while working with the team’s trainers for the last three weeks. The coach also believes Landry is more sharp, mentally, now than he was at the start of camp.
“I think he’s feeling a lot more comfortable with himself now,” Shanahan said. “You can see he’s in a lot better football shape. They’re doing a great job working him through football-related drills. I think he feels a lot more comfortable with his body. So we’d like to get him in for the Baltimore game and possibly for the last game against Tampa Bay. But we’ll see. It’s all day-to-day, and we’ll see how he responds to drills.”
Landry, who is entering his fifth NFL season, recorded 85 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble in 2010.