The Redskins have until Tuesday afternoon to decide whether to activate tackle Jammal Brown or put the veteran on season-ending injured reserve with a chronic hip ailment.
Brown was absent from practice again on Monday – nearly two weeks after suffering a setback in his attempt to return from the injury that's kept him sidelined all season.
Coach Mike Shanahan indicated that the team had made a decision but that it was not ready to make an announcement.
“I haven’t talked to Jammal yet,” Shanahan said. “What I’d like to do is talk to him before I announce anything publicly. I have a feel what direction we’re going, but I’ll share that tomorrow.”
Brown, who has had two hip surgeries since 2009, returned to practice on Nov. 12 and 14, but did not participate in that week’s pads practice. It’s believed Brown has not practiced since.
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Significant injuries to the Redskins offensive line and defensive secondary will cause a number of position changes for the Redskins. When Washington gets on the practice field Wednesday at 1 p.m., and rain or shine, the team will look different after losing Kory Lichtensteiger, Shawn Lauvao, DeAngelo Hall and Bashaud Breeland. Here's what we'll be watching:
- Who's at left guard - Injuries to Lauvao and Lichtensteiger have a serious domino effect on the Redskins offensive line. Spencer Long is the backup to both men, and with the former Cornhusker at center, means left guard doesn't have a natural backup. Arie Kouandjio has been working for more than a year to be ready to play guard for Washington, and he might get the chance. The 'Skins also signed center John Sullivan, last of the Vikings, to the team on Tuesday. If and when Sullivan can get ready, he could allow Jay Gruden to move Long to guard.
- Corner store - Breeland's injury is not as severe as the offensive linemen's, and perhaps more important to the team, there is better depth at corner. Rookie Kendall Fuller is likely to see his first game action this Sunday against Cleveland, and the 'Skins can count on Greg Toler and Quinton Dunbar to have increased roles with Breeland out. Watching Fuller work in with the defense will be very interesting to see, as he's been working with the scout team for much of the early season.
- Safety button - D-Hall out for the year is a blow for Washington — no way around it. But expect lots more Will Blackmon at that spot. And Duke Ihenacho and even Deshazor Everett can provide increased snaps.
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