Washington Redskins right tackle Jammal Brown said Tuesday that his strained left groin feels better and he hopes to play Saturday against the visiting Minnesota Vikings.

Brown had yet to fully test the injury, and hadn’t yet been evaluated by coaches. But he hoped to do so today and then begin preparations to return to action at week’s end.

Jammal Brown (77) is helped from the field after he sustained an injury during warm-ups Dec. 11 (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Brown strained the same groin against San Francisco in Week 9 and missed one game.

“I had pulled a groin, and it got a little bit better and then the incident happened again,” Brown said. “This time I just let it rest and didn’t try to do too much rehab work. I think that’s part of the problem. Last time I probably came back too fast. I’m going to try to give it a go this week.”

During the offseason, Brown signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract to return to the Redskins. He was acquired last season via trade with New Orleans. The Oklahoma product said he believes it’s important for him to come back and finish this season on a positive note.

“To be able to play the last two games and win those, that’d be ending the season in good hands,” Brown said. “To play well, for us to win these next two, plus beating the Giants last week. That’d be great for us.”

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