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.