Jammal Brown misses practice with sore hip, prospects for playing dim

Jammal Brown

Jammal Brown during a blocking drill in mini-camp in June. (John McDonnell/Washington Post)

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said right tackle Jammal Brown, who is attempting to come back from preseason hip surgery, did not practice today because his hip was sore.

Brown remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list and is being evaluated so the team can decide whether to activate him or place him on the injured reserved list.

Thursday’s practice would have represented Brown’s first practice in pads, but he wasn’t able to do go.

“Obviously, it’s a setback. He couldn’t practice today because he was quite sore. … It was a setback, but we’ll find out shortly how bad it is,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said

At this point, the Redskins aren’t overly optimistic that Brown will return. Asked by a reporter, “Is it safe to say you aren’t expecting to have him back, but are hoping?” Shanahan replied, “Yeah, probably.”

Receiver Pierre Garcon (foot) was limited in practice, but coach Mike Shanahan said that he continues to observe progress in the player.  Safety Brandon Meriweather (knee) also was limited, but Shanahan said he is encouraged by what he has seen, and all signs point to Meriweather making his debut Sunday if he has no setbacks.

Shanahan said he couldn’t comment on the ongoing investigation into the theft of $3,700 in cash and his passport from a bag he left in the visitors locker room during the Pittsburgh game. 

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall was approached by reporters after practice regarding a $30,000 fine the NFL plans to levy against him for an outburst during the Steelers game, but Hall said only “back up off me, bro.”

Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said that he thinks the bye week helped his players recharge.

Shanahan said the Eagles’ wide-nine defensive scheme will present challenges for the Redskins, who run a large number of sweeps and zone-read plays to the outside.

The Eagles’ defense hasn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher all season.

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