Quick hits: Helu limited again, Landry hasn’t had surgery yet

Coach Mike Shanahan said running back Roy Helu was limited yet again today in practice.

The coach said safety LaRon Landry has not yet had surgery on his Achilles’ tendon, but still is seeking opinion of other doctors.

Shanahan said that he believes rehabbing guard Kory Lichtensteiger (ACL) should be recovered in time for OTAs this spring.

Shanahan said Tim Hightower (ACL) continues to make progress in rehab and although he will be a free agent, he’ll be able to receive treatment at the facility through the winter.

Shanahan said Trent Williams and Fred Davis have both been at Redskins Park for “a couple workouts” in the last week.

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he was pleased with Evan Royster and called him a natural. He said he feels encouraged by Royster and Helu’s production and the potential they show for next year.

Shanahan said of rookie wide receiver Aldrick Robinson, “he’s a talented guy, but he’s not quite there yet. I think someone was trying to steal him off our practice squad and we didn’t want to lose him.”

Shanahan said turnovers stand at the top of the list when he recalls the most disappointing aspects of the offense this season. Having to adjust to injury and suspension absences has forced him and his offensive players to grow this season.

Talking about the type of quarterback he likes, Shanahan said his preference is for quarterbacks who are “smart enough” to win games “the right way.”

Shanahan said its not necessary for him to go into next season with a quarterback that has experience in his system. “Not at all,” Shanahan said. “It doesn’t take long to learn... Everyone’s looking for a franchise quarterback.”

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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