Landry is in 'good' health, will visit Patriots

Landry is in 'good' health, will visit Patriots
March 16, 2012, 6:17 pm
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LaRon Landry will visit the Patriots this weekend, according to a source.

New England is the first destination for the 6-0, 220-pound Redskins safety but not scheduled to be the last; the Jets, Lions, and one unnamed team are also on the list.

Health is a concern for potential suitors.

After beginning his career playing 47 consecutive games, Landry, 27, has seen action in just 15 over the last two years. He finished both seasons on Injured Reserve because of a bad Achilles tendon. It's well-noted that specialists have told Landry he needs surgery, but he refused their advice in favor of rest and rehabilitation.

Its brutal, Landry told CBS Sports in February. Its like a roller coaster. A major surgery is quite hard. Youre changing the structure of your body and trying to correct it. Recovery time is crucial, rehab is crucial and you sometimes lose range-of-motion and lose strength. The strength will eventually come, but as far as range of motion you might not get the same thing that you had before. I dont want that.

He decided this winter on P.R.P (platelet rich plasma) Therapy combined with a stem cell procedure. Landry's own blood would be used to create new plasma that is re-injected in the Achilles. The process is considered a more natural way to aid healing.

The Redskins didn't buy in -- literally. Landry said he's personally paying for the procedures because the team wouldn't endorse them.

Im not going to try to make it controversial, continued the CBS interview. Im going to do whatever I need to do to play at a high level no matter what. Its my body, Im going to do what I think is right.

The source says Landry is currently in "good" health and "on course to be ready for OTAs."

New England's Organized Team Activities are expected to run from the end of May into the middle of June.