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Extent Of Jammal Brown’s Injured Groin Uncertain; Niles Paul To Miss Time
ASHBURN – Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he could not offer an update on the health of right tackle Jammal Brown, who left Sunday’s 19-11 loss to San Francisco twice after sustaining a groin injury.
Brown originally left the game with 11:19 remaining in the second quarter but re-entered three plays later. He finished the series, which lasted an additional three plays, and the next two – both of which went three-and-out – before leaving the game for good with under a minute to play.
The injury was reported to involve one of Brown’s hips during the game, but Brown clarified afterward it was his groin. Sean Locklear, who started the last two games at left tackle in place of Trent Williams, entered in Brown’s place and was able to do so after Williams returned from a high right ankle sprain. Locklear was a right tackle for much of his past seven years in Seattle.
“I think he did a pretty good job,” Shanahan said. “He fought in there, not practicing at that position. I thought he did pretty good.”
Shanahan also said rookie receiver Niles Paul will miss “a couple weeks” with turf toe. Paul, who was targeted once by quarterback John Beck but was overthrown, returned a kickoff 15 yards late in the second half before leaving with the inflammation in his left big toe.
Paul, a fifth-round draft pick out of Nebraska, started the Redskins’ game against Buffalo in Toronto last week. He has just two catches for 25 yards on the season, but was useful on special teams, especially as a gunner on punt and kickoff coverage.
Defensive end Kedric Golston, who injured an elbow late, should be fine for practice this week in advance of the game against Miami, Shanahan said.