A couple of weeks ago, safety LaRon Landry was mentioned as possible ammunition for the trade that brought Donovan McNabb to D.C. Last week, apparently due to frustrations regarding his potentially tenuous status, Landry walked out of the team’s offseason training program.
He recently told Jason Reid of the Washington Post that “everything is cool now.”
“During that time, as far as a trade being concerned with me, I
didn’t take it as a negative thing or being upsetting,” Landry told Reid. “I looked at it like this,
‘There are other teams who wanted me.’ They really wanted me. If the
Skins wanted to give me up, I’d be gone by now. The only thing I did, I
stepped back and thought of my next career move as a businessman. That
didn’t mean I stopped working or didn’t want to be with the Skins. I was
just thinking of my next business move. Talking with my agent and that
was it. I wasn’t mad or anything.
“I read . . . I
heard what [a reporter] was saying, but it wasn’t that big of a deal to
me. I just stepped back and said, ‘Okay, if I’m gonna get traded, I’m
gonna step back and let it pan out.’ Wherever I was going, that’s where I
was going. As far as if the Eagles wanted me, I was going to the Eagles
and I was going to be there. I didn’t take it as anything being
negative. It was just a business move. I let my agent handle everything.
When everything calmed down, you see I’m here. I’m proud to be a ‘Skin
and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. But if I was going to be traded,
what was my next move?”
Last year, Landry stayed away from much of the team’s offseason program.