Originally written May 23, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
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LaRon Landry was the 6th overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft, but when he refused to get surgery on his Achilles, recommended by Redskins doctors, the Redskins were content to let him go. Because of fears about his Achilles, Landry drew little to no interest on the open market, except from the incredibly safety needy New York Jets. However, the Jets may wish they hadn’t signed him at this point. Landry is frequently absent from voluntary conditioning sessions and now is absent from the start of OTAs and, according to ESPN New York, it’s unclear if the absense was excused. At the very least, Landry is certainly not healthy and I would be shocked if he made it through the entire 2012 season. He’s no sure thing for Training Camp either, which explains why the Jets recently signed Yeremiah Bell. Still incredibly safety needy, the Jets may have to start Eric Smith and Yeremiah Bell at safety in 2012.
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