Landry, who recently completed a 10-game suspension for a violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL, ESPN reports.
Landry already had two suspensions for PEDs as he was suspended for four games in 2014 as well. The sixth overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft played in 103 games with the Colts, Redskins and Jets.
Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said Thursday that safety could be a position of need, and the team will take look at all options, RTV6 reports.
Grigson also indicated an interest in resigning Mike Adams, saying the team would "love to have Mike back," adding he "never played like he was long in the tooth."
Adams and LaRon Landry, who was released by the team last week, combined for 134 tackles and 7 1/2 interceptions at the safety position in 2014.
The Colts released strong safety LaRon Landry, who was owed $8 million over the next two years, reports ESPN.com. Landry, 30, had 47 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 11 games last season.
Landry made 100 tackles with the Jets in 2012 before signing a four-year, $24 million deal with Indy. He missed nine games over two seasons with the Colts, including a four-game suspension last year for PED use.
All the Colts who were probable on the injury report are active for the game against Houston. The list includes safeties Mike Adams (back), Sergio Brown (illness) and LaRon Landry (illness), cornerbacks Vontae Davis (concussion) and Darius Butler (illness), linebacker D'Qwell Jackson (ribs), offensive tackle Xavier Nixon (foot), and linebackers Erik Walden (knee) and Andy Studebaker (hamstring).
Despite returning from suspension, <span data-shortcode="annotation" data-id="415" data-text="Colts" data-canon="Indianapolis Colts" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0"> safety LaRon Landry will not be handed a starting role.
Colts coach Chuck Pagano told reporters Monday Landry will play in Week 11 against New England, but safety Sergio Brown will remain the starter.
Landry was the starting safety for the Colts until he was suspended for four games after violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances.
The return of just-activated Colts safety LaRon Landry does not necessarily translate into his reinstatement as a starter, per ESPN.
Chuck Pagano believes that move could take time.
"What we're going to do is kind of just stick with the plan," he said. "Keep letting him get his legs underneath him. ... We'll just continue to put him there, see where he's at, evaluate him from a physical standpoint, mental standpoint. Any time you're away from the game and you're not out there for an extended period of time, it takes a little bit of time to get back. We'll just evaluate that situation on a daily basis."
Replacement Sergio Brown has performed well. He totaled two pass deflections in the Monday night defeat of the Giants. The Colts are 4-1 with Brown as a starter, but Landry is in the second season of a four-year contract worth $24 million.
The Colts announced Tuesday they activated safety LaRon Landry from the Exempt/Commissioner Permission list and activated tackle Xavier Nixon from short-term injured reserve.
The team also waived cornerback Jalil Brown and tackle Jamon Meredith from the active roster and waived fullback Stanley Havili (shoulder) from the PUP list (failed physical).
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Saturday free safety LaRon Landry will not be activated before the team's Week 9 matchup with the Giants Monday, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Landry has finished serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, but the team will wait until Tuesday to activate the safety. Pagano said that the need for Landry to re-acclimate himself to football after missing a month was the key factor in keeping him out one more week.
Colts safety LaRon Landry has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances, the team announced. Landry will be eligible to return to the team's active roster for Week 9 against the Giants. He was second on the team in tackles with 23 stops (19 solo) and one sack before the suspension.
Several Colts who were on the injury report are active for Sunday night's game in Denver. The list includes linebacker Erik Walden (abdomen), safety LaRon Landry (not injury-related), center Jonotthan Harrison (hand) and offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus (not injury-related).
The Colts have listed eight players on their injury report Friday heading into their Sunday night opener against Denver. But only guard Joe Reitz (ankle) has been ruled out.
Deemed questionable are free safety Sergio Brown (shoulder) offensive lineman Khaled Holmes (ankle) and outside linebacker Erik Walden (ankle). Center Jonotthan Harrison (hand) is the only probable listed with an injury. Veteran wideout Reggie Wayne, safety LaRon Landry and center Gosder Cherilus have merely been given a rest.
In addition to Trent Richardson missing practice on Friday, the Colts have safety LaRon Landry, cornerback Vontae Davis and rookie guard Jack Mewhort all sitting out according to the Indianapolis Star. Landry and Davis' situations have been deemed precautionary.
Colts safety LaRon Landry missed voluntary workouts and mandatory minicamp with what the team called a "soft-tissue" injury, reports ESPN.com. He's coming off a disappointing first season in Indianapolis in which he made 87 tackles and no interceptions.
The website said the Colts need a big year from Landry after the departure of fellow safety Antoine Bethea.
"The thing with LaRon is and I know [coach] Chuck (Pagano) alluded to it, he's a guy that his throttle is always full-bore," general manager Ryan Grigson told the website. "He's out there in parts unknown working out. We trust him in the fact that we know he's going to go harder than anyone."
The following players on the injury report have been ruled active for the Colts in a playoff clash Saturday night against the Patriots: linebacker Josh McNary (concision), defensive back LaRon Landry (concussion) and defensive lineman Aubrayo Franklin (non-injury related).
The Colts appear set to have starting nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin (rest) and strong safety LaRon Landry (concussion) in their lineup Saturday at New England. Both practiced fully on Friday and have been listed as probable.
A hamstring injury, however, will keep wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey sidelined. He has been ruled out. Heyward-Bey has been a non-factor all season with just 29 catches for 309 yards and one touchdown.
Colts strong safety LaRon Landry has yet to be cleared for game action despite participating in Wednesday and Thursday practices. Chuck Pagano said he is still going through concussion protocol, per the team website.
Landry is expected to play, however, at New England on Saturday night.
Two key Colts defenders were on the practice field Thursday. Nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin was green-lighted after missing the Wednesday session with a knee injury. And strong safety LaRon Landry participated in his second straight practice after dealing with a concussion.
Colts defensive coordinator Greg Manusky said his team should have strong safety LaRon Landry (concussion) available for the Saturday playoff clash at New England, per ESPN. Landry returned to practice Wednesday after leaving the game last Saturday against the Chiefs.
Colts premier strong safety LaRon Landry returned to practiced Wednesday after going through concussion protocol. He left the Saturday game against Kansas City in the fourth quarter. His return to practice bodes well for his participation in the playoff clash Saturday at New England.
Colts defensive back LaRon Landry was unable to return to Saturday's Wild Card playoff game against the Chiefs, after suffering a concussion in the fourth quarter. He went to the locker room for evaluation and was ruled out shortly after.
Landry finished the game with eight tackles -- five solo -- prior to the injury. He will have to pass the league's concussion protocol before being cleared to play in the team's next game, which will be against either the Broncos or Patriots in the next round of the playoffs.