Redskins in exile: Where's LaRon?

Redskins in exile: Where's LaRon?
May 26, 2012, 2:57 pm
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They were once Ashburn mainstays, now they are elsewhere. We check in on former RedskinsLaRon Landry - Perhaps it was never meant to be for the physically potent safety with the local team, but at least Landry had arun in Washington. His recent actions in New York put at least some doubt as to whether his Jets career will even take off. May 18: Newark Star-Ledger Jets beat writer Jenny Ventras tweets, "Landry has been to facility since he signed, but he has not been regularly participating in training or meetings. Not sure the reason. nyj"May 21: Start of OTA's. Guess who is not there. Not a mandatory session, but considering he's recovering from a heelAchilles injury and doing so for a new team, you might think Landry would be around. Hmmm.May 24: More practices, still no Landry, but no apparent worries from Jets players and coaches, the Star-Ledger reports:
Another OTA workout has gone by without the presence of newly-acquired safety LaRon Landry and while he hasn't had a significant presence at the team's facility his teammates and coaches don't seem to be overly concerned. "I don't think so, the report we got is that he has family issues and that was that," Darrelle Revis said. "I didn't get any other insight on it and I haven't talked to him. But I heard it was family issues and once he gets back then he'll be on board for us." When asked, Rex Ryan talked about Landry's season-ending injury last year and alluded to his absence being a medical issue: "The thing about LaRon is obviously he had a significant injury but we're excited to get him up to speed hopefully by training camp he's ready to go," he said. "I'm not sure medically when he'll be cleared but certainly he has the physical attributes you look for."Rocky McIntosh - Best as an outside linebacker for the Redskins, the 29-year-old is still on the outside looking in when it comes to landing an NFL job, though he's had some looks. The latest came recently from the Jets, though not sure McIntosh is best suited in a 3-4 scheme. The other teams he has reportedly worked out with - Bears, Dolphins and Vikings - all run some version of a 4-3. Like most veteran free agents at this point on the NFL calendar, it's a waiting game for McIntosh until teams are ready to fill out their depth chart for training camp or need a to replace an injured player.Jabar Gaffney - One projected look at the Patriots crowded wide receiver depth chart bodes well for the Redskins leading receiver last season, but less so for a sporadic burgundy and gold target, Donte' Stallworth.Stephon Heyer - Speaking of New England, the AFC champs kicked the tires of the former starting offensive tackle this week. The Patriots are gauging free options in light of Matt Light's retirement.