Jammal Brown officially shut down for season


The Redskins can stop waiting for right tackle Jammal Brown to return to the lineup.

The team 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. Tyler Polumbus will continue in Brown’s place on the right side of the offensive line.

Brown was well enough to start practicing earlier this month, but he suffered a setback with the hip injury that required surgery before the season and has bothered Brown since last season. That makes Wednesday’s announcement something less than a surprise and probably isn’t even much of a disappointment for a team that’s gotten used to playing without Brown this season.

Brown will end the year having played in just 27 games over the last four years, which could spell the end of his time in Washington. He’s due $3.5 million next year and it will be hard for the Redskins to commit to paying that without having more assurance that Brown will be on the field to earn it.