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Jammal Brown Cleared To Return To Practice Before Return From PUP List
ASHBURN – After spending the entire season on the physically-unable-to-perform list, the Washington Redskins cleared Jammal Brown to return to practice on Tuesday – the final day they could do so without having to place him on injured reserve.
Brown, the Redskins’ starting right tackle each of the last two seasons, tore a ligament in his surgically repaired left hip while running the day before training camp started in late July. He underwent surgery to address the issue a month later, but has not been able to practice per the restrictions placed on players with such a designation.
Washington now will have three weeks from Brown’s return to practice before a decision must be made on whether to activate him, place him on injured reserve or release him. It’s likely the Redskins will take the entire three-week period to evaluate Brown’s progress, meaning he may not make his debut until the Week 14 game against Baltimore on Dec. 9.
Tyler Polumbus, who made three starts for Brown last season, has assumed Brown’s role as the starting right tackle.
The Redskins also announced Tuesday they activated Nick Sundberg from injured reserve and released cornerback David Jones, who had eight tackles in five games, primarily as the nickelback, after being signed Sept. 25. Justin Snow, who replaced Sundberg as the long snapper, was released, while cornerback D.J. Johnson was promoted from the practice squad to replace Jones.