The Jets were burned last season when Jim Leonhard went on injured reserve for the second straight season and they were unable to adequately replace him. They responded by letting Leonhard walk in free agency and signing Landry, who has seen his career hampered in recent years by a lingering Achilles' tendon issue.
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Landry finally met with his Jets teammates this week. He's been working with his own team to treat a heel injury he says is unrelated to the Achilles issue. Ryan said in his Wednesday press conference that Landry is coming along well.
"LaRon is way ahead of where our trainers thought he'd be," Ryan said via the Jets' official team site. "He thought it was best he work out with people who are very familiar with him, and you kind of worry about that a little bit. But it's a real positive that he's come back and he's obviously done a lot of work there. You saw him running in the back of the end zone.
"We've just got to be smart the next couple of days that he doesn't overdo things. He's on the right track and we feel good about it."
Landry painted a positive picture as well.
"I'm progressing and things are looking real well -- I was kind of shocked myself," said Landry, whose recovery process has included the platelet-rich plasma transfusions used by Tiger Woods and others. "I can't wait to get back out there and be with the team."