Projected To Start At Right Tackle, Jammal Brown To Start On PUP List
ASHBURN – Head coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Jammal Brown will begin the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list.
Brown, projected to resume his role as the Washington Redskins’ starting right tackle, underwent surgery on his left hip in New York on Thursday and is scheduled to miss four to six weeks. Brown will therefore have to miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season and will not count against the Redskins’ 53-man active roster.
“He’s saying right now that the surgery really helped him and it’s feeling good, so you just keep your fingers crossed that he’s able to return sooner than later,” Shanahan said.
Brown has experienced discomfort in his hips for the past three years, and he had surgery in 2009, while with New Orleans, to try to correct the ailment. He continued to be bothered by the hip and missed four games last year, though he believed he had figured out the cause of his issues when he worked on his flexibility and walking correctly during the offseason.
His problems returned the day before training camp opened late last month while sprinting and the Redskins placed him on the PUP list. He has not attended practice since.
Tyler Polumbus will now enter the season as the Redskins’ starting right tackle, with Willie Smith, Jordan Black and Tom Compton to serve as Polumbus’ backup.
“You’re always hoping that a guy is going to come [around], but it’s been bothering him for a while, so you’re keeping your fingers crossed that this surgery is going to help him,” Shanahan said. “They think they found something that, you know, can alleviate a lot of the pain, so we’re keeping our fingers crossed.”