FAIRHOPE, Ala. Brian Orakpo and LaRon Landry continue to take different approaches to rehabilitation, and it could have an impact on the Redskins secondary next year.
Orakpo wasted no time after injuring his left pectoral muscle Jan. 1 against Philadelphia, undergoing surgery and starting his recovery, which could take four to six months. He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp at the latest.
I heard it went well, better than anticipated, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said after the South teams first Senior Bowl practice Monday in suburban Mobile, Ala. He should be healed and ready to go in plenty of time.
Landry, meanwhile, has been fighting a bad Achilles tendon for 16 months and continues to refuse major surgery.
I havent talked to him, Shanahan said. I just heard hes not going to have surgery. Thats his status right now. Hopefully, that heals up and hes ready go.
Landry is an unrestricted free agent in mid-March, and going against the recommendation of the organization that drafted him in the 2007 first round would make his return unlikely.
Even if wanted to return and he expressed no desire either way through the last half of the season Landry is looking at signing a one-year, show-me contract with a team, hoping he can be ready for any part of the year to show hes worthy of a longer-team deal.
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