Redskins offensive tackle Jammal Brown’s 2012 season is over, well before it ever got started.
The [Redskins] announced Wednesday that Brown will not be activated from the physically unable to perform list. This week is the deadline to activate players from the list, so Brown will not play at all for the team this year.
It looks like Tyler Polumbus will hold onto his job as the Redskins starting right tackle for the remainder of this season, barring any injuries to him (which would be catastrophic given the team’s lack of OL depth already).
Brown is one of the numerous “gambles” the Redskins have taken under Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen, with a modus operandi for gambling on talented discards from other teams in a “low risk, high reward” proposition.
They’ve shown a history of targeting (and cheaply acquiring) players who were high draft picks at one time but may not be good fits with their predecessor’s regime at the time, or perhaps they’re just past their prime with a little bit of talent left to still utilize.” That list includes guys like Adam Carriker, Brandon Meriweather, and Cedric Griffin, or previous Redskins like Donte Stallworth, Jabar Gaffney, Donovan McNabb, Rex Grossman, and John Beck.
But as is the case with all gambles: sometimes you gotta know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em. With Brown, it looks like it may be the latter, and his days in Washington — and likely the NFL as a whole — could very well be done.