Redskins coach Mike Shanahan might not have any drama, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have issues.
With everything in Redskins camp geared around quarterback Robert Griffin III, protecting him got a little more difficult with right tackle Jammal Brown suffering what was termed a “setback.”
Brown was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list because of a hip problem, related to the one that cost him four games last season.
“You knew it was sore. You knew it could happen at any time, something like this,” Shanahan said of Brown’s hip. “You’re just hoping it’s a little flare-up, nothing major.
“I think it’s really hard for him. He’s been working extremely hard to get in football shape. He is in excellent shape. He’s got a setback. We’ll get a chance for the doctors to look at it and see how it is.”
If Brown’s out any amount of time, the Redskins will be on the lookout for help. Tyler Polumbus worked at right tackle Thursday in Brown’s absence. They signed the veteran backup last November. Polumbus has also spent time with Denver, Detroit and Seattle. Shanahan said second-year players Maurice Hurt and Willie Smith would also compete for time.
While it may not qualify as drama, it’s still something the Redskins didn’t need.