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No surgery for Brown but return timetable uncertain

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No surgery for Brown but return timetable uncertain

Redskins tackle Jammal Brown will not need surgery on his ailing left hip, Coach Mike Shanahan confirmed Wednesday afternoon.Shanahan also confirmed that Brown had his right hip examined by his personal doctor in New York. Theres no timetable for Browns return to the field, but Shanahan said the news came as a welcome relief.Hes not going to need surgery, which is a big plus, Shanahan said. He had his other hip looked at today. We know that doesnt need surgery either, but its still a little bit sore. The doctor recommended some anti-inflammatories.Were going to bring him back to Ashburn, hell still be on PUP, try to get him back in football shape and see where hes at, the coach continued.Comcast SportsNets Chick Hernandez first reported that Brown would not require surgery and was having his other hip examined via Twitter on Tuesday night.Asked when he expects Brown to return to practice, Shanahan said he doesnt know.I dont think anybody knows until you put him through the conditioning drills, treatment, give him a workout and see how he reacts the next day, he said. After he does get a workout, can he practice pain-free? Were not going to activate him to our normal roster, take him off PUP, until hes ready to go.Shanahan did say, however, that for Browns sake his return had better be sooner rather than later.For him to be a starter, be on our football, hes got to play at a higher level because he has been injured, Shanahan said. I cant tell you if hes going to be healthy or not until he comes back here and gets his anti-inflammatories and goes through the workout. If hes able to go and we feel like theres a good chance he can stay injury free, hell be on our football team. If not, obviously he cant.

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Need to Know: Redskins' cap room could be a dilemma for McClouthan

Need to Know: Redskins' cap room could be a dilemma for McClouthan

Here is what you need to know on this Monday, January 16, 52 days before NFL free agency starts.

Timeline

Days until:
NFL franchise tag deadline 44
NFL draft 101
First Sunday of 2017 season 237

A six pack of thoughts to start out the week

1. I think that by the end of the week the Redskins will have two new coordinators. It looks like Matt Cavanaugh will be the offensive coordinator. Haven’t heard why Bill Callahan isn’t getting the nod; it’s possible that he likes what he’s doing now and he’s getting paid as well as many coordinators.

2.  For a quick game with the $100 in imaginary casino chips on the defensive coordinator candidates, I’ll make Greg Manusky the favorite at $40 with Mike Pettine right behind him at $35. I’ll put $10 of the rest on Gus Bradley—we’ve heard of an interview with the Chargers but not anything like a hiring—and $15 on the field. The situation is fluid but that's the way it looks right now. 

Related: Redskins offensive coordinator resume: Matt Cavanaugh

3. On November 21, after the results of Week 11, the Redskins were 2.5 games ahead of the Packers. They were also a half-game better than of the Falcons. Those two teams are now playing for the NFC title. It’s not how you start, or even how you do in the middle of the season. It’s how you finish.

4. I’m not much of a hockey guy but I think I’ve got to get down to the Verizon Center to see the Caps. They are blazing hot and you can tell it’s a great atmosphere at the VC.

5. I have a feeling that an announcement about a new stadium for the Redskins is going to happen sometime in the next few months. Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe can’t run again; he is out of office about a year from today. He’s going to want a legacy item and a state of the art stadium in the commonwealth would fill the bill. The process of approval, financing, and construction will take up most or all of the 10 years that remains on the FedEx Field lease.

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6. Normally having a lot of cap space to work with is a good thing but it may not be for Scot McCloughan this year. If the Redskins trim some veterans from the payroll they could go into free agency with around $70 million to spend. McCloughan would prefer to build through the draft. But the current situation almost forces the Redskins to spend. McCloughan took some heat for going into the 2016 season with $15 million in cap space and some unfilled needs on the defensive line and at safety. If they have issues again in 2017 and there is, say, $30 million just sitting there the noise will get louder. And it won’t just be coming from fans and the media; plenty of it will come from the offices of Bruce Allen and Dan Snyder.

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Players, fans and media trapped at Cowboys stadium due to severe weather

Players, fans and media trapped at Cowboys stadium due to severe weather

Sunday was a bad day for the Cowboys. They lost their divisional playoff game to the Packers, on a last-second field goal, no less. But then after the game, players and fans couldn't just pack up and go home. 

Instead, they got stuck inside AT&T Stadium due to severe weather in the area. Weather forecasts showed potential tornadoes and dangerous flash flooding. 

There was some silver lining for fans who got stuck, though. They got to see some of their favorite players one more time this season. 

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