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Monday, May 21, 2012
Landry misses first day of OTAs

By Rich Cimini

The Jets began their OTAs Monday with an expected absence: S LaRon Landry didn't show up for the voluntary session, a league source confirmed.

Landry, whom the Jets signed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract in March, still is rehabbing from an Achilles' tendon injury he suffered last season with the Redskins. He didn't have surgery, but he's on a long rehab program. The Jets have said they expect him to be ready for the regular season opener, although GM Mike Tannenbaum admitted it would be a "challenge."

Landry has been scarce around the Jets' facility over the last few weeks. In Washington, he was known to skip the offseason program, preferring to work out on his own.

Monday's practice was closed to the media. The first open OTA is Thursday. The Star-Ledger of Newark first reported Landry's absence.