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With Jammal Brown Done For Season, Tyler Polumbus Proceeds As Starter

By ZAC BOYER | @ZacBoyer

ASHBURN – With Jammal Brown officially out for the rest of the season after surgery on his left hip, Tyler Polumbus will remain the Redskins’ starter at right tackle.


“Nothing changes,” said Polumbus, who started the first 11 games for Brown. “This has basically been since day one that this happened with Jammal. I’ve basically been approaching every day the same and it’s no different from how it was on day one.”

Brown, who injured the hip in July and underwent surgery in August, will technically remain on the physically-unable-to-perform list. Head coach Mike Shanahan said he allowed Brown to return home and to continue to rest the hip.

“He was unable to play,” Shanahan said. “His hip was sore. Both his right and left hip – he tried to give it everything he had. He just didn’t have the ability to work through it.”

Shanahan did not want to get into whether Brown, who signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract with the Redskins last July, had played his last game for the team. Brown, 31, has battled hip issues since at least 2009, when he tore the labrum in his left hip and required surgery.

He was traded to the Redskins during that offseason.

“I’d let some time go by first,” Shanahan said. “It’s hard to say right now, but obviously, it’s not a good sign. You’re working pretty hard and all of a sudden it acts up, so we’ll give it some time and probably won’t let you know for a while.”

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