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OT Jammal Brown placed on Physically Unable to Perform list

Per Mike Jones of the Washington Post, from their “Football Insider” blog:

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan confirmed that tackle Jammal Brown has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list because of an injury to his hip. Shanahan said Brown was running well yesterday afternoon, but aggravated the hip during his “sixth or seventh gasser,” and will be evaluated by doctors. Shanahan said he didn’t know how long Brown will be sidelined.

There was a good bit of optimism heading into this year’s training camp, regarding Brown changing up his offseason workout and training regiment, with the hopes of staying healthy in what could be his last chance with this team; he reportedly took up Yoga and Pilates in the offseason, to better strengthen his hip and core. Brown seems to have never fully recovered from hip surgery that he had in 2009, missing all of the 2010 season and being hampered throughout 2011 by the hip.

The official reason for being placed on the “PUP” list is for “hip soreness,” so there’s a chance that this could be more precautionary than anything else. Unlike the “PUP” list most people think of, the “Active PUP list” that players are placed on in training camp allows the player to get off the list at any time, and not have to miss the first six games of the season.

There’s also been some “scuttlebutt” that the Redskins might kick the tires on players like OT Kareem McKenzie, formerly of the Giants but currently out of football, if Brown’s injury turns out to be serious.

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