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Are Landry's chances of a big contract fizzling?

Posted on: December 16, 2011 11:31 pm
Edited on: December 17, 2011 12:11 am
L. Landry likely will be placed on the IR list with an Achilles problem (US Presswire).By Josh Katzowitz

Safety LaRon Landry was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2007 draft, and as he nears the end of his initial rookie contract, his hope of finding a big payday seems to have decreased.

Namely, because he ended last year on the IR list with an Achilles tendon issue and because the Redskins have done the same thing to him this season for the same injury.

Making matters worse: he needs surgery.

“I think everybody will be taking a look at it,” Washington coach Mike Shanahan said, via the Washington Post. “Not just us, saying, ‘Hey, let’s look at the surgery, let’s take a look at what Dr. (Robert) Anderson says, how long the rehab will be, how long it will take to come back full-speed.’ I think everybody will make decisions then.”

According to the paper, Landry, who is making $3.175 million this year, has been wrestling with the decision to undergo surgery on his foot or just try to play through the injury in order to make himself more appealing to potential employers but also risk hurting himself more.

“I think it’s been more frustrating than anything,” said safeties coach Steve Jackson. “Not only is it a contract year, but after the season he started off with last year, he wanted to surpass that. There were a lot of expectations he put on himself, and unfortunately with the injuries, he hasn’t been able to achieve his goals.”

It is unfortunate for Landry, who was enjoying a career year last season (85 tackles, a sack and an interception in nine games) before his tendon ended it all. He didn’t have surgery in the offseason (instead, he underwent shockwave therapy and plasma treatments) and hoped his tendon would respond well. But midway through this season, he strained it again.

Now, his hopes for a big second contract are dwindling.

“I’m even considering coming here and signing another one-year” contract, Landry said recently. “Even if I have to come here and sign a one-year just to solidify myself and not have to worry about trying to get the big-dollar [contract this year], I’d do that. Because I admit, this season has been kind of shaky.

“But this would let me come back. . . and show what I’m really capable of doing, which is the only right thing to do in my mind. But I haven’t talked to my agent about this yet. Every time I get ready to call him, I just get frustrated, and then I end up not being able to talk (it)."

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Since: Oct 18, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2011 10:25 pm

Are Landry's chances of a big contract fizzling?

They better not let him go, hes one of the best defensive playmakers in the game. If we lose him on our fault, it will be hard to be a skins fan any longer..

Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2011 5:30 am

Are Landry's chances of a big contract fizzling?

The posters before me have it right, if you ever watched a Skins game in the past few years you would only need to see the size of his arms to know that is LaRon.  He is on to something but I think he should do the surgery, then try to snag a one year deal somewhere, prove he is healthy and if so the big money will come, he is still young enough.

Since: May 25, 2010
Posted on: December 17, 2011 4:31 am

Are Landry's chances of a big contract fizzling?

jaldrich thats landry you dumb as s.

Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2011 4:29 am

Are Landry's chances of a big contract fizzling?

No im pretty sure thats Laron.

Since: Jul 7, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 11:36 pm

Are Landry's chances of a big contract fizzling?

It's hard to take the article seriously if you don't even have the right picture. That's Atogwe.

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