LaRon Landry was a premier name on the 2012 free agent market, but was forced to accept a one-year, “prove it” deal to play for the New York Jets. The plan is to have a big season and reenter 2013 free agency with improved stock.
A large reason for Landry’s diminished market appeal was his refusal to undergo offseason Achilles’ surgery, which was recommended by multiple doctors. Landry was a huge medical risk, but G.M. Mike Tannenbaum expects Landry will be ready for Week One.
“We feel really good about LaRon,” Tannenbaum said Tuesday, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. “We feel really good about our medical department. And we’re going to work as a partnership to get him ready for opening day.
“Barring something unforeseen, we think he’ll be ready to go.”