Redskins notes: Landry still missing

Redskins notes: Landry still missing
December 9, 2010, 11:29 pm
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Thursday, December 9, 2010, 6:28 p.m.

By Ryan O'Halloran
Staff writer


Safety LaRon Landry missed practice Thursday and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said the season-ending injured reserve list may be a possibility early next week.

Landry has missed the last three games because of a strained Achilles, but hoped to practice this week and play Sunday against Tampa Bay.

"You have to make a decision pretty soon, probably Monday or Tuesday," Haslett said.

Cornerback Carlos Rogers (hamstring) also missed practice.

"Hopefully they get a little practice in Friday, give them a good workout Saturday and see if they have a chance," coach Mike Shanahan said.

As for injured reserve for Rogers and Landry, Shanahan said: "It all depends on how close they are. They both feel like they can come back even this week and if they can't come back the following week, IR becomes a part of the conversation."

Landry wants to play before the season is complete.

"I'm down on myself and frustrated with myself knowing how I started off," he said. "It could have only progressed and to have this injury, it's pretty hurtful. I want to finish what I started."

The risk, though, is Landry blowing out the tendon, which would require a long rehabilitation.

"I'm really not putting that in my mind right now, the chance of rupturing it," he said. "You can't hold a competitor down. I'm anxious to get back on the field."

Running back Ryan Torain (hamstring) went through his first full practice since re-injuring himself before the Nov. 15 game against Philadelphia.

"He hasn't favored the leg in any way, hamstring and groin are in pretty good shape," Shanahan said. "Hopefully there's no setback and he's ready to go."

Receiver Brandon Banks (knee) and safety Kareem Moore (knee) were limited. Shanahan said Moore recently had his knee drained. Macho Harris took the first-team reps in Moore's place.

Going After Money?
The Redskins hope to not pay Albert Haynesworth the 847,000 he was due for the final four games, but will they go after a portion of the 21 million they paid him in April.

"I'm not exactly sure at this time what direction we're going to go," Shanahan said. "You're concentrating on the next game at hand."

J. Davis Ready For More
Even if Torain is available to play for the first time since Oct. 31, expect James Davis to get some reps at running back. He played 31 of 66 snaps against the Giants.

"I thought he did a good job," offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. "He had some good runs, he ran hard and made some plays in the screen game. He had more opportunities than he did against Minnesota and showed us some good things."

Said Davis: "I think it comes with time and work. Each week, I think I keep progressing. I felt a lot different. I really don't worry about the workload because I'm used to splitting carries or other guys playing ahead of me all through college."

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