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Jammal Brown has surgery

Jammal Brown has surgery

Redskins right tackle Jammal Brown recently underwent arthroscopic surgery on the ailing right hip that has sidelined him all preseason, Coach Mike Shanahan confirmed this afternoon.

Shanahan said the procedure was performed in New York by Browns personal doctor.

They said the surgery went fine, Shanahan said. Hes feeling better and hopefully hell be good as new in four to six weeks.

Shanahan said he had not spoken to Brown as of late Monday afternoon, but hoped to connect with the veteran soon.

After I talk to him, Ill talk with you guys about his scenario, the coach said.

Brown, who was expected to enter the season as a starter, was injured while running in a conditioning test on the eve of camp. Tyler Polumbus has filled in for Brown and figures to be his replacement next month in New Orleans.

Some other nuggets from Shanahans post-practice news conference:

--The team will be releasing the full list of Mondays cuts to the media around 6 p.m., he said. Hes also expected to address reporters again to discuss the teams decisions.

--On Graham Gano winning the kicking battle over Neil Rackers, despite not attempting a field goal this preseason:

Graham won the statistical battle in practice and in games, he said. Thats why hes on our team. Those five blocks last season werent his fault, so therefore there is some undo criticism.

--Running back Evan Royster (rightknee) is expected to play Wednesday, barring a setback.

--Rookie quarterback Kirk Cousins will start against the Buccaneers in place of Robert Griffin III, who, like the rest of the teams starters, wont play in the exhibition finale.

--Tight end Chris Cooley did not practice today because he didnt feel very good, Shanahan said.

--Safety Tanard Jackson missed practice to tend to personal business, the coach said.

--Running back Tim Hightower (left knee) was sore after returning from a 10-month layoff Saturday, said Shanahan, who added: Im concerned for this game. I dont want to push him too hard.

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Final injury report: Three Redskins out for Sunday

Final injury report: Three Redskins out for Sunday

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Out

C Spencer Long (concussion)—He missed the second half of the Cardinals game and has been in the concussion protocol this week. John Sullivan will start in his place.

S Will Blackmon (concussion)—Blackmon also has been in the concussion protocol and has not practiced all week. Donte Whitner and Duke Ihenacho will handle the safety position.

DE Anthony Lanier (leg)—The reserve lineman missed the Arizona game with a leg contusion. Gruden said he was kicked in the lower leg against the Cowboys and the swelling is still an issue.

Questionable

G Shawn Lauvao (groin)—It was a surprise to see him watching practice on Wednesday as no injury had been reported for him. But he came in for treatment and did not practice on Wednesday and Thursday. If he can’t go, Arie Kouandjio will start at left guard.

OT Ty Nsekhe (ankle)—Fortunately Trent Williams is back from his suspension; Nsekhe was the starter while he was out. If Nsekhe is out, Vinston Painter will be the swing backup tackle.

TE Jordan Reed (shoulder)—After missing last week’s game with a third-degree separation of the AC join in his left shoulder, Reed was able to practice on a limited basis this week. If range of motion is still an issue he could sit or play very limited snaps. If it’s a matter of pain tolerance he will be a full go.  

G Brandon Scherff (ankle)—He has been limited in practice during the week but it seems certain that he will go against the Eagles.

DE Chris Baker (ankle)—Baker missed some practice this week but he should be able to go against the Eagles although his level of effectiveness will bear watching.

Also questionable for the Redskins: DE Ricky Jean Francois (knee), OLB Preston Smith (groin), ILB Will Compton (hip), TE Derek Carrier (knee)

Eagles

Questionable

WR Jordan Matthews (ankle) and RB Ryan Matthews (knee) were full in practice all week and it seems likely that the Eagles’ leading receiver and rusher, respectively, will play on Sunday. Up in the air is the status of WR Dorial Green-Beckham (oblique), who missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday.

RT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee) will miss his third straight game. He had a rough start in his NFL debut against the Redskins in Week 6 but he remained the starter until getting injured in Week 11. Since then the Eagles have moved LG Alan Barbre to right tackle with Stefen Wisniewski going in at left guard.

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