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Posted on: October 30, 2010 5:38 pm
 

Week 8 injury report analysis Part II

Posted by Andy Benoit

Bills @ Chiefs

Right tackle Cornell Green (knee) remains the only Bill who has battled a significant injury this season. That’s noteworthy considering this team has led the league in IR players two of the last three years. Buffalo defensive backs Terrence McGee (back) and Jairus Byrd (thigh) are both questionable, though both were full participants in practice this week.

Kansas City’s only injury of note is Dexter McCluster’s high ankle sprain. The budding multifaceted rookie is listed as questionable, though word is he’ll likely be out multiple weeks.

Redskins @ Lions

Of the 12 Redskins listed as questionable this week, only five had less than full participation in practice: offensive tackles Jammal Brown (hip) and Stephon Heyer (ankle), safeties LaRon Landry (Achilles) and Kareem Moore (knee) and fullback Mike Sellers (foot). The Skins are growing more and more concerned about Brown’s ailing right hip – the same hip that kept him out all of last season. If he can’t play, and if Heyer can’t play (well, it’s clear Heyer CAN’T play, but in this case, we mean if he can’t play because of his ankle) then guard Artis Hicks will slide over to tackle.

The Lions will get quarterback Matthew Stafford back from the shoulder injury he suffered on Opening Day. In fact, Stafford isn’t even listed on the injury report. Rookie RB Jahvid Best is. He’s probable with a toe (and he admits it has hindered him as of late). MLB DeAndre Levy is questionable with an ankle injury that has kept him out all but one game.

Panthers @ Rams

Don’t expect Carolina’s suddenly-stagnant running game to finally get rolling this week. The team is still without RT Jeff Otah (knee) and now, RB DeAngelo Williams is out (foot). St. Louis’ own star RB underwent finger surgery this week, though Steven Jackson vows he’s going to play.

Danario Alexander is the latest Rams wide receiver to hurt his knee. At least he’s only out a few weeks, though (cartilage). Defensive tackles Fred Robbins (toe) and Darell Scott (ankle) were both limited in practice. RT Jason Smith showed concussion-like symptoms after dinging his head in practice; he’ll be replaced Sunday by Renardo Foster. It’s worth noting that Smith missed the second half of last season with a concussion.

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Posted on: October 28, 2010 6:38 pm
 

Jammal Brown's hip a major concern

Posted by Andy Benoit

Redskins right tackle Jammal Brown is still battling problems in his right hip, according to TBD.com. Brown missed all of last season with the Saints after having surgery to repair a torn labrum in that hip.

Brown has started all seven games this season, though the Redskins planned to rotate him last week with Stephon Heyer against the Bears. That plan was derailed by Heyer’s sprained ankle. Both players were limited in practice on Thursday. It sounds like Heyer will be fine, but there is less optimism with Brown.J. Brown (US Presswire)

“I’m not confident , but hopefully it’s better,” Mike Shanahan said of Brown’s hip. “There is some improvement, but not as much as we’d like. I still think it’s a bit sore. It’s a mobility issue, and hopefully improves.

“I was expecting him to be a little bit further ahead than he is,” Shanahan said. “But you never know for sure. He’s been working extremely hard. He’s a worker, and I don’t think a lot of people would be playing or practicing with the pain that he’s had. But he’s working through it, and hopefully it gets better over the bye week.”

The Redskins knew Brown’s hip was an issue when they traded for him back in June. But given that he passed the team’s physical, it’s doubtful they thought he’d still be walking with a limp and having to fight through basic motions this late in October.

If Brown and Heyer are both unavailable against the Lions this Sunday, right guard Artis Hicks would slide over to tackle (a position he played in Minnesota), and backup Will Montgomery would step in off the bench.

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Posted on: September 13, 2010 2:21 pm
 

Alex Barron isn't the only one who holds

Posted by Andy Benoit

Apparently, it’s Dump-On-Alex-Barron Day today. So we’ll tell you that, with three holding calls in the final 31 minutes against the Redskins Sunday Night (including the game-loser), the former Ram and now current Cowboy offensive tackles ranks second amongst all NFL players in holding penalties over the last five years. C. Rabach (US Presswire)

Mike Sando of ESPN.com was kind enough to publish the top five (numbers through last season):

1. Casey Rabach, 23

2. Mike Gandy, 20 (now out of the league)

3. Alex Barron, 19 (again, prior to last night)

4. Jammal Browns, 19

5t. Robert Gallery, 16 (impressive considering he’s missed some games)

5t. Richie Incognito, 16 (imagine if we were counting personal fouls, huh?)

5t. Jeff Backus, 16

5t. Ben Hamilton, 16


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Posted on: June 21, 2010 12:59 pm
 

Jammal Brown Trade Could Shift NFC East

There are rumors that the Cowboys showed interest in Jammal Brown. The two-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle, of course, wound up in Washington. This could ultimately prove to be a power-shifter in the NFC East.

The Redskins did not have a quarterback who could consistently threaten a defense through the air in 2009. Obviously, the chaos with Sherm Lewis replacing Jim Zorn as the play-caller didn’t help. But whoever was calling plays couldn’t trust the mechanical, indecisive Jason Campbell.

When new head coach Mike Shanahan, along with GM Bruce Allen, solved this problem by trading for Donovan McNabb in the spring, critics tipped their caps, paused, then said, “Wait, your offensive line still stinks.” Indeed, there was no replacement for injured/retired Chris Samuels at left tackle, and Stephon Heyer’s fleckless technique and poor lower-body strength made for a hopeless situation on the right side.

In response, Shanahan and Allen signed Vikings veteran Artis Hicks and drafted athletic but raw tackle Trent Williams fourth overall. Then, over the weekend, they traded for Brown. The former Saint not only infuses power and nastiness into the right tackle spot, he also relegates Hicks to a more-fitting utility backup role. Depth has been a problem with the Redskins’ front five for years.

Brown’s arrival also aids the rest of the front. Washington’s interior line – guards Derrick Dockery and Mike Williams, and center Casey Rabach – are cogs who play to the level of those around them. In other words, good tackle play makes for good guard play in Washington.

The only concern is that all of these linemen are road-grading blockers; how will they perform in Shanahan’s agility-based zone scheme? In the very least, with McNabb on board and an adequate front five, Washington will now be competitive in passing situations. A decent offense factored with what has been a rock-solid Redskin defense translates to a fourth playoff contender in the NFC East this year.

Posted on: June 19, 2010 4:36 pm
 

Analyzing the Jammal Brown to the Redskins trade

The Saints have traded left tackle Jammal Brown to the Redskins. Brown was unhappy with his restricted free agent offer in New Orleans and wanted a long-term deal. The Saints were realizing that they’d just won a Super Bowl without the powerful two-time Pro Bowler (Brown missed virtually all of 2009 with a hip and hernia injury).

What’s fascinating is that the Redskins spent the No. 4 overall pick in the draft on Trent Williams. So do they plan to use Brown on the right side? Brown has the skill set to be a dominant right tackle, but you wonder how receptive he’d be to the switch given that he’s looking to make premium left tackle money.

FOX Sport’s Jay Glazer reports that in exchange for Brown, the Saints are receiving a conditional draft pick. Brown’s immediate replacement will be Jermon Bushrod, though second-round rookie Charles Brown will certainly get a close look at some point.

--Andy Benoit

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