The Redskins ended right tackle Jammal Brown’s season by leaving him on the reserve/physically-unable-to-perform list at Tuesday’s deadline to activate him.
“He was unable to play,” coach Mike Shanahan said. “His hip was sore, both his right and left hip. He tried to give everything he had. He just didn’t have the ability to work through it.”
The move was expected after Brown, 31, suffered a setback in his return from left hip ligament surgery. He returned to practice on Nov. 12 but lasted only two days.
Brown has never been fully healthy since tearing the labrum in his left hip in 2009. Now, his future with the Redskins is in major doubt.
He signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract before the 2011 season. $3.3 million in bonus money still impacts the Redskins salary cap.
All of that would count against Washington’s penalty-reduced 2013 salary cap if they released him before June 1, 2013, according to a source with knowledge of the contract. If the Redskins waited until after that, only $1.1 million would count against the 2013 cap, and $2.2 would be deferred until 2014.
Shanahan wouldn’t say anything definitive about Brown’s future.
“I will let some time go by first,” he said. “It’s hard to say right now, but obviously it’s not a good sign when he is working pretty hard and all of a sudden it acts up. So we will give it some time sand probably won’t let you know for a while.”