Art Monk, who has had 10 of the best seasons any wide receiver has ever had, yesterday was honored as the Washington Redskins' "Player of the '80s" by the team's alumni club. The announcement was made at the team's "Welcome Home Luncheon" at the Grand Hyatt.

Monk, a first-round draft choice in 1980, caught 662 passes and scored 47 touchdowns while going to the Pro Bowl three times and is third on the NFL's all-time receiving list.

"I'm speechless," Monk said. "This really is an honor and it makes me feel kind of old. You thnk about all the great players that have been with us the past years and some that are still here."

Monk recognized three Redskins -- Don Warren, Monte Coleman and Jeff Bostic -- he has played with his entire career and pointed out that "all of them are older than me." He said he accepted the award "on behalf of them."

And the Winner Is

Several other Redskins received awards at the luncheon. Offensive tackle Jim Lachey was honored as the offensive player of 1989 and defensive tackle Darryl Grant was the defensive player of 1989. Assistant general manager Bobby Mitchell received the George Preston Marshall Award for Redskins who have distinguished themselves both in football and in community service.

The most emotional moment came when Bostic received the Nate Fine Memorial Award which was given to a Redskin who exemplifies "total dedication to the organization." The award is named for Nate Fine, who served as the organization's photographer for 51 years. He died in 1988 shortly after the Redskins won Super Bowl XXII.

"I've been lucky," Bostic said. "I've played in the best organization in the NFL from top to bottom. A couple of weeks before Nate passed away, I went to see him in the hospital. He had worked all that season and I'm sure there were a lot of things he'd rather do. It's because of him that a lot {of players} are better people."

Injury Update

Safety Clarence Vaughn, who suffered a bruised left shoulder in Thursday's practice, may play against the Browns . . . Several others are out of the game, including defensive end Fred Stokes, who is rehabilitating a sore shoulder. Linebacker Wilber Marshall has a bruised knee and will play only briefly, if at all . . . Line coach Torgy Torgeson said new defensive lineman Tim Johnson, acquired this week from Pittsburgh, will play briefly against the Browns . . . The Redskins return home immediately after the game and have Sunday off before returning to work on Monday.