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Posted at 6:49 PM ET, 12/26/2010

Jammal Brown sat out because of flu-like symptoms

By Jason Reid

Starting right tackle Jammal Brown said he was a late scratch Sunday because he experienced flu-like symptoms for several days.

"It started early in the week," Brown said after the Redskins' 20-17 victory in overtime against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"I thought it was going to get better, but it just kept getting worse. I was telling myself that I still could [play against Jacksonville], but it was really bad the other day [on Christmas]. There was just no way I could play feeling like this."

Veteran reserve tackle Stephon Heyer started in place of Brown, who played in the Redskins' first 14 games, starting 13. Brown said he was slowed in practice, though he was not listed on the injury report.

The six-year veteran recently said he finally is physically sound again after sitting out the entire 2009 season because of a hip problem and a sports hernia. Brown is not under contract for the 2011 season.

"I was playing better, it was getting better, so it's tough to have this type of setback," Brown said. "But it's something I can get over. I'll just look forward to next week [against the New York Giants] and just trying to finish the season strong."

By Jason Reid  | December 26, 2010; 6:49 PM ET
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We should start negotiating with J.Brown for a contract extension.

Posted by: p1funk | December 26, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Well thats good to hear I was miffed as to why he was not active.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 26, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse


...and Ponder third.

I think Iowa's Rick Stanzi might fly below the radar, too.

He's not flashy, but he's a multiple year starter in a solid, pro-type offensive system.

Remember: guys who are multiple year starters in NFL-lite offensive systems have a quicker and easier time at adjusting to the league.

Ponder or Stanzi would be nice pick ups to sit behind Rex.

Posted by: gimmesummoe | December 26, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

San Diego 20

Cincinatti 34

Vincent Jackson - 4 catches/54 yards

Quick let's give him $50 million.

Top offseason priority.

Posted by: p1funk | December 26, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Last week B.Mitchell said he measured success in wins so he wasn't gonna Grossman to much credit. Grossman didn't have the stats this week but got the win. Waiting to see what B. Mitch says this week. Grossman is not the answer but def a backup quality QB.

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | December 26, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

I know!

Easy for B Mitch to say, sitting there with a Super Bowl ring on.

Posted by: Thinker_ | December 26, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Think any of The Hogs ever didn't play because of flu like symptoms?? WTF is that? He was a little feverish?? Tummy ache?? Man, these guys today will sit out for a stuffy nose.
Rothlisberger plays with his nose all over his face. Has surgery on Monday, and gets it pounded again. He missed like two snaps.
Brown needs to man up. This is football...take a freaking DayQuil and tee it up.

Posted by: Riggo2 | December 27, 2010 12:49 AM | Report abuse

Brown was a stud vs the Cowboys..... Really had a great game... It blows my mind that we surrender a third round draft pick - FOR A GUY WHO IS NOT SIGNED beyond this year!! WTF!!! Sign him!!! Or else we have a gaping hole at right tackle.... You're not going to find a better talent than Brown on the market

Posted by: egrib | December 27, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

B. Mitch is going to slam Grossman every chance he gets.... And he's going to slam Shannahan every chance he gets... It's become sort of pathetic.

Posted by: egrib | December 27, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

Grossman did a very good job of managing the game.... I'll take the QB with a "weak arm" who can keep good tempo, who wont trip over his Center and fall down, who has good touch on a screen pass, who doesn't put the ball in the dirt to wide open receivers.... I can live with that as we develop a young stud....

Posted by: egrib | December 27, 2010 8:48 AM | Report abuse

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