When the Redskins signed Oshiomogho Atogwe in the offseason, they envisioned him teaming with LaRon Landry to form one of the NFL’s most prolific safety tandems. What they didn’t foresee was each of them suffering through injuries that hampered their effectiveness all season long.
Atogwe and Landry have combined to miss eight games this year and it appears as if Landry’s season is over as the Redskins are set to place him on injured reserve with Achilles and groin injuries.
“I thought those two would be kind of like Ryan Clark and Troy [Polamalu] in Pittsburgh,” said defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. “It hasn’t worked out that way obviously…Those things we adapt to and you get better, but that’s one area that we’ve got to make sure you know we get some stability in the future.”
There’s no denying his athletic ability, but Landry hasn’t ever been the force Washington hoped for when they drafted him with the sixth overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft. Now with his contract expiring at t