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Jammal Brown again misses practice as Tuesday’s deadline approaches

Jammal Brown, center, has not played this season after having hip surgery (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)


Injured right tackle Jammal Brown appears to be headed for the Injured Reserve list after missing yet another practice with ongoing hip injuries.

The Redskins have until Tuesday to make a decision on Brown’s future, but with his inability to get back on the field, it appears that the team will place him on the season-ending injury list.

Brown has tried in vain to return from a pre-training camp left hip injury and subsequent surgery to repair a torn ligament, and remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He was cleared to practice two weeks ago with hopes of being activated to the 53-man roster.

But he suffered a setback on Nov. 15, and hasn’t practiced since.

Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan declined to say what direction the team would go because he had yet to speak with Brown, but all signs point toward IR.

“I’ve got a feeling what direction we’re going,” Shanahan said.

Brown first injured his left hip — tearing a labrum — as a member of the New Orleans Saints in 2009. He missed all of that season while recovering from surgery, and the Redskins traded for him the following summer. Brown then re-signed with Washington on a five-year, $20.25 million deal in the offseason of 2011, but was hobbled off and on by groin and hip injuries.

He entered this season insisting that he felt better than ever after an offseason spent receiving treatment at Redskins Park and doing yoga to improve his flexibility. But on the eve of training camp, Brown injured himself again while running wind sprints, and eventually had surgery to repair a torn ligament on his hip.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.



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