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Mike Shanahan doesn’t plan to immediately fill LaRon Landry’s roster spot

Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said the team will officially place safety LaRon Landry on injured reserve Friday afternoon, but he doesn’t expect to make a corresponding roster move before Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.

The team announced Thursday that Landry will miss the rest of the season with a strained left Achilles’ tendon, which requires surgery. He will become the ninth Redskins player to wind up on injured reserve this season.

That means the Redskins will have only 52 players on the 53-man roster.

“We’ll go with 52 into this game, and then put someone up next week,” Shanahan said.

The coach said league rules don’t require the team to carry 53 players on the roster Sunday. But the usual limit of 46 active players on gameday still apply.

NFL teams typically have seven players inactive each Sunday. With just 52 players on the roster, the Redskins will have only six, Shanahan said.

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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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