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LaRon Landry will start training camp on the PUP list

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Jets safety LaRon Landry has insisted all offseason that he will be physically ready for the start of the regular season.

He’s not ready for the start of training camp, though. The Jets announced Monday that Landry is one of four players they have placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list as they prepare to head up to Cortland for camp. Those players count against the 90-man roster limit and can be activated at any time.

Landry did not take part in OTAs or minicamp after signing with the Jets as a free agent, raising concerns about the Achilles injury that limited him with the Redskins. Washington doctors wanted Landry to have surgery, something he has resisted and his condition was questionable enough that the Jets build protections against injury into his contract. The Jets haven’t made a big deal about his absence and, as mentioned, Landry insists he’ll be fine when the bell rings.

The Jets should certainly hope so. After getting substandard play at safety last season and with Eric Smith, one of the reasons for that substandard play, as the option in the event of Landry’s absence, the Jets really need a healthy Landry in their secondary.

Two draft picks — linebacker Demario Davis and wide receiver Jordan White — join Landry and guard Terrence Campbell on the PUP list.

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8 Responses to “LaRon Landry will start training camp on the PUP list”
  1. chazzmon says: Jul 23, 2012 7:10 PM

    So Jim Leonhard must have been in really bad physical condition if they let him go. It seems like LaRon sure misses alot of action. Safety is still going to be a big concern for the Jets.

  2. londonfletcher says: Jul 23, 2012 7:37 PM

    Surprise! Have fun, Jets. The guy is a beast…in the two games he’ll play every season. I really didn’t mind seeing him leave Washington.

  3. rg3toskins says: Jul 23, 2012 7:49 PM

    Shocker, this guy needs surgery and is one play away from a torn Achilles….He plays 8 games at most….Skins had to move on.

  4. tundey says: Jul 23, 2012 8:05 PM

    This is nothing new to Redskins fans. Jets fans better be ready for the weekly “will he or won’t he play” drama that’ll surround LaRon. That’s saying nothing of the missed tackles and blown coverages.

  5. wethog66 says: Jul 23, 2012 8:45 PM

    Landry is on the PUP list heading into training camp? Shocker. Us Skins fans have heard this song before. Enjoy Jets fans, enjoy the frustration that is LaRon Landry.

  6. laserw says: Jul 23, 2012 9:03 PM

    The Jets got what they deserved. As a Redskins fan, I could have told them that Landry is washed up – he refuses to have corrective surgery and there were whispers he was on substances. This guy is no contributor if he is not on the field. And he will miss more games than he plays. The Redskins got rid of him because he is lame. And when he’s on the field, don’t expect him to cover anyone.

  7. ampats says: Jul 23, 2012 10:20 PM

    Looks like the Redskin fans are laughing at the expense of the Jets fans which has been an annual tradition here in New England for Patriot fans,

  8. homelanddefense says: Jul 24, 2012 9:29 AM

    there was a reason Washington let him walk, and the Patriots (who need secondary help) were scared of his physical…..

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