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Jammal Brown Placed On PUP List With Soreness In Hip

By ZAC BOYER | zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

(Originally posted 7/26/12, 6:28 p.m.; Updated 7/26/12, 10:51 p.m.)

ASHBURN – Jammal Brown experienced soreness in his hip while working out with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday and was placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list to begin training camp, head coach Mike Shanahan said.

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Brown, 31, has battled a hip injury for the better part of the past two years. He missed three of the last four games in 2011 with the injury and was asked by Shanahan to remain near Redskins Park during the offseason to work on his flexibility, which he believed would help the right tackle remain in shape.

“I think it’s really hard for him,” Shanahan said. “He’s been working extremely hard to get into football shape – and he is in excellent shape. He’s got a setback, so we’ll get a chance for the doctors to look at it and see how it is.”

Brown signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract prior to last season. He did not attend either the Redskins’ morning walkthrough or their practice, and Shanahan said Brown will undergo an MRI in the coming days.

Players must be placed on the PUP list before training camp begins, and those who retain that designation at the start of the regular season are required to miss the first six weeks. That player does not count against the active roster during the regular season, but he does during training camp.

Tyler Polumbus, who started at right tackle for Brown at the end of last season, received the bulk of time at the position Thursday. Maurice Hurt, converted to tackle at the start of spring workouts, and Willie Smith backed up Polumbus on the right side.

“I mean, any time you get more reps and more time in the system, it’s better,” said the 305-pound Polumbus, who, at 6-foot-8, is the tallest player in camp. “The longer I’m here, the more comfortable I get and the better I play.”

Safety Tanard Jackson and running back Tristan Davis each joined Brown on the PUP list to start training camp. Jackson is still recovering from a calf injury that has hampered him since the spring, while Davis sustained a non-football injury that required stitches in his right foot.

Jackson, expected to push Madieu Williams for a starting role at free safety, is aiming to return Monday.

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