Jammal Brown is hoping to be back on the field for the Washington Redskins this season.
The veteran right tackle practiced for the first time on Monday. He’s been sidelined following surgery in preseason to repair a torn ligament in his left hip, and the Redskins cleared him to return from the physically unable to perform list last week when the team was on a bye.
So, Brown has two more weeks to practice before a decision on his status for the 53-man roster must be made.
“I feel a lot looser, could move a lot more,” Brown said, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “I’ll know better after a week or so, how it feels. But I feel good. It was a great day for me.”
Brown has been troubled by the hip in the past. He missed the entire 2009 season when he needed surgery to repair a torn labrum in the left hip, per Jones.
“We’ve been working him out for a while, so I think he’s not in football shape but he’s been working out extremely hard,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. “So hopefully in the next couple weeks he’ll be ready to go in and he’ll be in football shape.”
The Redskins have been using Tyler Polumbus at right tackle.
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