Free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe sat out Thursday night’s game against Tampa Bay, meaning the Redskins’ starting safeties saw very little action during the preseason.
Atogwe, signed during the offseason as a free agent, missed the first two preseason games with a strained hamstring. He saw action in last Thursday’s game at Baltimore, but left after a couple of series, suffering from tightness in the same hamstring. Atogwe was limited in practice all of this week.
Meanwhile, the team’s projected starting strong safety, LaRon Landry, again was sidelined. Landry has missed all four preseason games and has yet to be removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list.
The fifth-year pro missed the first two preseason games while working to strengthen the strained left Achilles’ tendon that forced him out of seven games last season. He hoped to return for the third preseason game, but ended up straining his right hamstring on Aug. 18 and remained on the PUP list.
Landry has said he plans to return in time for the Sept. 11 season opener against the New York Giants, but coach Mike Shanahan said that while the team hopes that is the case, it is not yet clear.
So Landry and Atogwe had no work together in either games or practices. Landry has said he and Atogwe already have been developing good chemistry despite that fact. But there likely will be some adjusting and growing pains to deal with.