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LaRon Landry blasts Redskins, Shanahan


LaRon Landry blasts Redskins, Shanahan

Former Redskins safety LaRon Landry left the team this past offseason to join the New York Jets. Apparently, Landry does not look back on his time in D.C. fondly.

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Landry blasts current Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and the team's medical and training staff.

"I dont respect the training staff at all," Landry said of the Redskins. "I dont respect the coaches over there."

Landry was drafted by the Redskins in the first round of the 2007 draft, and when healthy Landry often performed at a high level.

At other times though, Landry missed tackles while going for big hits. Some fans did not appreciate Landry's tendency to celebrate big hits that came following a first down or big play for the opposing team.

Through one game with the Jets, Landry looked like the star who won a national championship in college at LSU. Ankle and achilles injuries that caused Landry to miss so many games over the last two years have not been an issue thus far in New York, and Landry said that medical evaluations with the Redskins did not properly diagnose the problem.

In the interview, Landry did speak highly of former Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs, former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and the late safety Sean Taylor.

"I do respect Coach Gibbs, who brought me there, and Coach Gregg Williams. I respect that 2007 organization," Landry said. "After 2007. . . . nonexistent.

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Browns WR Josh Gordon decides he needs to enter rehab

Browns WR Josh Gordon decides he needs to enter rehab

An explosive talent with a long-record of off-field issues, Browns receiver Josh Gordon announced Thursday that he will head for rehab.

Gordon missed the entire 2015 season due to a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, but when he has played, he has produced. In 14 starts during the 2013 season Gordon caught 87 balls for more than 1,600 yards and nine touchdowns. 


A teammate of Robert Griffin III's at Baylor, some in Cleveland hoped that reuniting the QB and WR would bring back their college fireworks. That plan faded first when Griffin got injured Week 1, and while Gordon is still suspended, some hope remained that the two could connect later in the season. For now, it seems that plan will not work. 

Without the decision to enter a rehab facility, Gordon would have missed the Redskins game this Sunday due to suspension.

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Gruden presser wrapup: Redskins' Jackson should be ready for Browns

Gruden presser wrapup: Redskins' Jackson should be ready for Browns

Here are the highlights of Jay Gruden’s Thursday news conference:

—Don’t look for John Sullivan to start at center on Sunday. “I think the first go around will be as a backup—which is very important as we found out last week.” Between this and the word around Redskins Park that Trent Williams is going to play left tackle it looks like Arie Kouandjio will make his first NFL start at left guard against the Browns.

—Gruden said on Monday that Bashaud Breeland (ankle) and Shawn Lauvao (ankle) are “week to week” with their injuries. When asked if he could assign a number to how much time each is expected to miss, Gruden said he couldn’t. “It just depends on how quickly they recover.”

—Gruden has been impressed with Trent Murphy ever since he came to the team as a second-round pick in 2014. Now others are becoming impressed with him as he leads the team in sacks with 3. The coach cited Murphy’s work ethic in the weight room and on the field as reasons for his emergence.  

—Jamison Crowder is tied for the team lead with 16 receptions and he has caught two touchdown passes. Gruden said that he hasn’t necessarily improved from last year. “He’s just getting more opportunities—ball in his hand. He’s playing a lot more.”  

—DeSean Jackson (knee/ankle) was limited in practice on Thursday after being out on Wednesday. “He’ll do more tomorrow,” said Gruden. “And I think he should be ready to go, I would guess.”

—It looks like Gruden is trying to motivate Matt Jones a little bit. He said that he liked Jones’ running style on the final drive. But before that, not so much. “I think in the first three quarters there are some runs he didn’t cap off like we want him to, really to be quite honest.”

—Will we see Duke Ihenacho on Sunday? “Could be,” he said. “We’re going to dress four safeties most likely and they’re all probably get an opportunity.” Ihenacho played 13 snaps against the Giants, his first action on defense this year.