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Redskins Lose LaRon Landry And Donté Stallworth To Free Agency

by Chuck Carroll
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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins won’t have LaRon Landry or Donté Stallworth on their roster next season.

On Monday, the pair signed one-year deals with the New York Jets and New England Patriots, respectively.

Landry, an oft-injured safety, will join the Jets after opting not to undergo surgery on his Achilles’ tendon in each of the past two offseasons despite advice to the contrary from doctors. He instead chose to rehab the injury using alternative healing methods.

For the Redskins, a reinvestment into his services would have been a risky proposition.

Landry, who was selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, is a proven hard hitting and effective player when healthy. However, he has played in just 17 games over the past two seasons.

In 2011, he recorded 48 tackles and 1.5 sacks in eight games.

With Landry on his way out of town, Brian Orakpo, Trent Williams and Ryan Kerrigan are the only three Redskins-drafted first-round picks remaining on the roster.

Stallworth, meanwhile, is headed to New England for a second time.

The 31-year-old appeared in 11 games with the Redskins last season in a backup role where he recorded 22 catches for 309 yards and two touchdowns. It was his best season since his 2007 campaign as a member of the Patriots.

The Redskins released Stallworth during the middle of the season, but re-signed him after rookie Leonard Hankerson suffered a season-ending hip injury.

Stallworth said his agent received phone calls from a number of teams inquiring about his availability during the short time he was released last season. It is unclear whether the Patriots were among the interested parties.

In other Redskins news, quarterback Rex Grossman chatted with Mike Wise and Holden Kushner on 106.7 The Fan Monday afternoon. He said rejoining the team was a “no-brainer.”

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