Jammal Brown’s lingering hip injury left the Redskins with no choice, Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday, a day after the team elected to shut down the right tackle for the remainder of the season.
“He was unable to play,” Shanahan said. “His hip was sore, both right and left.”
Earlier this month, Brown returned to the practice field in the hopes of working his way back into the lineup. But the 31-year-old, who underwent a second hip surgery since 2009 in training camp, lasted only two practices before soreness forced him back to the sidelines.
“He tried, gave it everything he had,” Shanahan said. “Just didn’t have the ability to work through it.”
Shanahan said it’s too soon to decide the next course of action for Brown, who signed a five-year, $27.5 million contact in 2011.
“I’ll let some time go by first,” Shanahan said. “It’s hard to say right now. But obviously, it’s not a good sign when he’s working pretty hard and all of a sudden it acts up.”
He added: “Just get away a little bit, relax, let that hip get better.”
Trent Williams (bruised thigh) and London Fletcher (sprained left ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Williams, however, said earlier in the day that will suit up Monday and Fletcher hasn’t missed a game in 15 seasons.
Josh Norman is a man of many talents — at least on the football field, and in the friendliest possible way, he was reminded of that this weekend during a charity basketball game.
Opposite of the defensive nightmare Norman can be for receivers, the New York Knicks' Kyle O’Quinn had a little fun with the Redskins cornerback and the 10-inch height difference they share during the during Bam Bam’s Spring Jam at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.
O'Quinn got the ball and went up for a particularly easy dunk as Norman jumped and tried to swat the ball away but his effort was futile.
While this was all in good fun, Norman should probably stick to football.
Former Virginia Tech defenseive back and current Seattle Seahawk Kam Chancellor's foundation is behind the charity game, which also included Redskins' Lynden Trail, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Bennett and Antoine Bethea.
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On Memorial Day, people all over the United States stop to reflect on the freedoms provided for by the military. Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is no different.
"So grateful for living in this country and understanding that that came at a price and I just want to say thank you," Cousins said.
Speaking after an OTA session last week with military members in attendance, Cousins explained that he appreciates the added sense of history and obligation that comes from living in and around D.C.
"It’s a good reminder why it’s such a benefit to play here in Washington. It just feels like it’s that much more real with Andrews Air Force Base here and so many soldiers here. There’s something special about playing for the city of Washington, D.C. and driving 30 minutes into the city and going by the White House and the Pentagon and the monuments."
The Redskins hosted military members from multiple branches at their OTAs, and afterward, Cousins and a number of other players signed autographs.
"You say ‘Man, I want to give these soldiers, these fans something to cheer about and make them excited and bring this city together.' Hopefully winning football games can do that. What a great thing. That’s the vision we’re chasing," the Redskins passer said. "Hopefully we can get it done this season."
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