ASHBURN - With the season opener just 13 days away, the Redskins are hoping for their biggest injury concern, safety Laron Landry, to heal from his pulled hamstring.
Landry insisted on Monday that his injury is not serious enough to keep him on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list to start the season. That being said, he is not entirely certain that he will be able start the season opener against the New York Giants.
Head coach Mike Shanahan echoed that sentiment.
"I really don't know [if he'll play in the season opener]," the coach said after practice. "Anytime a guy has a tweaked hamstring, you're always hoping he's going to go. But you don't know. I've seen tweaks take two days, I've seen tweaks take three weeks. I'm not really sure exactly where it's at."
Landry has not practice all preseason, as he's been listed on the PUP list since the first day of training camp. Once he is able to practice again, he'll have to get assimilated with a secondary that features two new starters in cornerback Josh Wilson and free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe.