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.
Kirk Cousins will be the Redskins quarterback in 2017. Period. At least that's the word from team president Bruce Allen.
"That's why we franchised him," Allen said of Cousins.
Asked about numerous trade rumors and reports on the Redskins single season passing record holder, Allen dismissed them all.
"I can't keep up with the rumors," Allen said. "Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and we get to laugh when we hear these different rumors. We haven't talked to anyone."
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Allen has spoken with Cousins representatives a number of times this offseason, and the organization still wants to get a long-term deal done with their passer.
"Our goal from the beginning has been long-term," the team president said. "I'm still hopeful and confident we'll do it."
The team could again use a tag on Cousins, an option Allen mentioned.
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PHOENIX -- The Redskins suffered a public divorce when the team dismissed Scot McCloughan from his general manager position earlier this month. Bruce Allen, speaking with CSN in Phoenix at the NFL Owner's Meetings, explained just how hard the decision was.
"It was difficult because his father and brother and I worked together for a number of years with the Raiders and enjoyed success together. When I brought [Scot McCloughan] to the Redskins obvisouly I was hoping for a good marriage. It is disapointing."
Allen said his organization needed clarity once free agency opened up, and removing McCloughan provided that.
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"I thought on the first day of the league year [March 9], the free agents we were bringing in, we needed clarity. And for our scouts to continue the good work we were doing we needed clarity for the season," he said. "The opening day made the decision."
Interstingly, Allen unequiovocally explained that McCloughan can go work elsewhere in the NFL.
"We hope it works out for Scot because now he can be hired by teams before the draft. He's available, and wish him the best."
Allen would not comment on any personal issues with McCloughan.
"I would never go into the personal conversations."
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