Mike Jones of the Washington Post takes a look at the Redskins options for their franchise tag. Jones mentions that both TE Fred Davis and S LaRon Landry are candidates for the designation but his case for Landry is what’s most interesting about the article.
Jones writes that Washington thinks that Landry”has the ability to be one of the most impactful defensive players in the league” as long as he can stay healthy.
Landry torn his Achilles tendon last season but chose to go against the team doctor’s recommendations to have surgery. Instead, Landry has received platelet rich plasma and stem-cell treatments and even mentioned that he was “encouraged” by his current progress.
There’s no question about his ability but injuries are more than a concern for Landry. The tag would cost the Redskins $6.2 million for the 2012 season while tagging Davis would only cost them $5.4 million. Washington is holding out hope that Chris Cooley will be able to return and the safety position is a bigger need assuming that Cooley’s able to return so I wouldn’t rule out the possibility that Landry could get the tag at this point.