Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said safety LaRon Landry has "got to be an enforcer" this season.
Landry, 29, is entering his second season with the Colts after signing a four-year, $24 million contract last offseason.
He missed four games due to a toe injury in 2013, and was out for much of this summer with a hip injury. But Landry became healthy enough to practice a week into training camp, and made his preseason debut against the New York Giants last Saturday.
“I feel healthy,” Landry said on Friday. “I’m not going to say I’m over the top, feel where I want to be because we are still building. That’s why there’s preseason, that’s why there’s practice every day just to prepare for the season.
“As far as health wise, I feel great. As far as performance, I’ve got a lot of things to work on, a lot of things to tweak, as well do.”
Landry had 87 combined tackles last season. He made the Pro Bowl for the lone time in his career the season before he joined the Colts, recording 100 tackles and intercepting two passes for the New York Jets in 2012.
The Colts play the New Orleans Saints on Saturday in Week 3 of the preseason.
- Ben Estes