Saints send Jammal Brown to IR

In a somewhat surprising move, the New Orleans Saints have announced that left tackle Jammal Brown has been placed on injured reserve.

Brown had hernia surgery in August and hip surgery earlier this month.  His earliest possible return date was October 25.

Jermon Bushrod has been taking Brown’s place. 

To take Brown’s place on the roster, the Saints signed offensive lineman Nick Leckey.

Brown, a two-time Pro Bowler, was a first-round pick in 2005.