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Quick Hits: Landry still out, Atogwe, others return

- Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said starting strong safety LaRon Landry remains sidelined after tweaking his hamstring during a workout in Indianapolis last week. Landry has been out while working to strengthen the strained Achilles’ tendon that caused him to miss the final seven games of last season. Landry has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list all of training camp and the preseason, and was hoping to return to practice on Sunday before the hamstring injury.

- Tight end Chris Cooley watched practice while wearing his jersey and a bulky brace on his left knee. Cooley, who is expected to miss all of the preseason while resting the knee, on which he had surgery this offseason to repair a torn meniscus, hadn’t been on the field even as an observer last week. In the locker room before practice Sunday morning, Cooley denied an interview request, saying he had an 11 a.m. appointment with the team trainers. Shanahan said Cooley’s knee remains sore, but thar he is improving.

- Kick/punt returner Brandon Banks watched practice and wore a sleeve on his left leg as he continues to rest his problematic left knee. Banks had surgery on the knee back in November, but has experienced soreness and swelling in the joint this preseason. He was sidelined for Friday’s game at Pittsburgh, and is receiving platelet enrichment treatments and is questionable for expected to miss the remainder of the preseason.

- Defensive end Adam Carriker, who missed Friday’s game with blisters on his heels, rode a stationary bike during practice.

- Returning to action were safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, who missed the last two weeks of practice with a hamstring injury, and cornerback Josh Wilson, who sat out last week’s practices and Friday’s game with hamstring and groin injuries. Atogwe said afterwards that he felt good and was able to practice fully. He said he hopes to play Thursday at Baltimore.

- Linebacker London Fletcher practiced fully after being sidelined for all of last week with a hamstring injury.

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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