S LaRon Landry was the only Redskins player absent from the team’s voluntary workouts on Wednesday. He has missed seven OTAs this year, leading to grumblings among the team’s coaching staff.
Redskins safeties coach Steve Jackson voiced his displeasure to the Washington Examiner:
- “I’m very disappointed because everyone else is here. I’ll be candid with you: He has to be here in the offseason not so much just because it’s OTAs, but his teammates are here and there are a lot of things we’re discussing that he’s a part of that he has no idea are even going on — calls, coverages, techniques.
- “He’s our free safety and he’s the one who has to get the ball rolling.
Landry, the sixth overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft, has started all 32 games for the Redskins in his first two seasons. He was a 2007 Pro Bowl alternate selection and was selected to the 2007 NFL All-Rookie Defensive Team.