Monday, August 27, 2012

Redskins News and Notes

Brown, above, will miss 4-6 weeks. (Photo:
A couple stories broke today about the Washington Redskins that you need to know. Lucky for you, you checked The Skinny On Sports this morning!

First off, the Redskins have reportedly cut ties with kicker Neil Rackers. Rackers was brought in to compete with Graham Gano for the place kicking job.

In three preseason games this year, Rackers went 1-2 and missed from 54 yards out. Gano did not attempt a field goal, but did connect on all his point after touchdown (PAT) attempts.

More than likely, the Redskins stuck with Gano because of past history. Statistically, both Gano and Rackers are similar. Last season, Gano was 31-41 on field goal attempts, but, five of them were blocked.

The next, and most important, bit of news is that right tackle Jammal Brown will miss 4-6 weeks due to hip surgery. He had it done sometime yesterday or this morning and doctors repaired a torn hip ligament.

Brown has missed then entire preseason due to his hip injury. While the Redskins gave him multiple cortisone shots to try to kill the pain, he never progressed and he had to get surgery.

Filling in for Brown will likely be Tyler Polumbus. Polumbus has started this preseason in Browns absence and had has played well. The Redskins won't lose much with Brown out.

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Source(s): ESPN, CSN