Jammal Brown suffered a setback Thursday in his attempt to return to the Redskins’ lineup from a surgically repaired hip, Coach Mike Shanahan said.
Brown, who had surgery on the joint in the preseason, practiced Monday and Wednesday and was looking forward to putting on the pads for the first time this season. But he complained of soreness when he arrived at Redskins Park on Thursday morning.
“Obviously, it was a setback because he couldn’t practice today,” Shanahan said. “He was quite sore this morning. We thought he was going to practice. We’ll find out here shortly how big of a setback it is.”
The Redskins have 12 days to decide whether to activate Brown or put him on the season-ending injured reserve list.
Shanahan said he’ll know in the next day whether Brown will need an MRI.
In other injury news, wide receiver Pierre Garçon (foot) and safety Brandon Meriweather (knee) were limited in practice. Practicing fully were: cornerbacks Josh Wilson (shoulder) and DeAngelo Hall (groin), wide receiver Santana Moss (head) and punter Sav Rocca (knee).
Ryan Kerrigan, Jordan Reed and Brandon Scherff will skip next week's Pro Bowl in Orlando a team spokesman confirmed to CSN. All three players dealt with injuries late in the season, most notably Reed, and playing in the exhibition game is not in the cards. Trent Williams, however, is still slated to play in the game.
Reed suffered a separated shoulder on Thanksgiving playing against the Dallas Cowboys. For the rest of the season, Reed played through significant pain and his production dipped.
Kerrigan played much of the season with an injured elbow and hurt his finger in the final game against the Giants. Scherff played with ankle pain and was listed on the injury report much of the season's final four games.
For Reed and Scherff, this year marked their first Pro Bowl. The recognition was deserved for both players, and shows that the guard and tight end are gaining national spotlight for their play.
Kerrigan played in the Pro Bowl following the 2012 season. He finished this year with 11 sacks, 2.5 short os his career high 13.5 in 2014.
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When longtime Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo lost his starting job to rookie Dak Prescott, there was general consensus that Prescott won the job fair and square when Romo got injured.
Romo himself said as much. But there are still people around the NFL who feel Dallas didn't do right by their 10-year starter.
As Romo was leaving the field after the Cowboys lost to the Packers in the playoffs, Pepper Burruss, Green Bay's director of sports medicine, approached him. A microphone picked up Burruss saying what sounds like, "You deserve better."
Take a listen.
It's possible Burruss could have meant something else, like Romo deserved better injury luck. Maybe.
Also keep in mind that Romo may have been leaving the field as a Cowboy for the final time of his career. What a note to leave on...
The 36-year-old has said he still wants an opportunity to start in the NFL. That won't happen in Dallas, so it's likely he'll move on to another team this offseason.
According to Adam Schefter on ESPN Radio, the Cowboys may be willing to trade Romo to the team of his choice.
Speculation has linked him to the Broncos, Bears, Jets and Texans.
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