Even as the “Wild West-esque free agency period seems to be slowing down, the Redskins seemingly spent the weekend shoring up a couple of key spots on their roster.
First, the Redskins took care of “one of their own” – almost a novelty in comparison to the days when the team was run by Vinny Cerrato – re-signing Offensive Tackle Jammal Brown to a 5 year, $27.5 million deal. Even while drawing interest from Arizona, Kansas City, and Chicago, Brown wanted to remain in Washington, and the Redskins obliged.
“My heart was here with the Washington Redskins and I believe in the chemistry Mike Shanahan is building,” Brown said in a telephone interview Sunday evening. “He’s a Super Bowl coach and I think we can win a Super Bowl, too. We started something special last year. I want to be a part of that.”
After coming off an injury to the labrum in his left hip, causing him to miss a large portion of the 2009 season, Brown struggled for a good portion of 2010, continuing to experience discomfort in that hip while learning to push off from it as part of playing Right Tackle. Still, as the season went on, and Brown became better acquainted with the Redskins offense and playing Right Tackle within the offense, his play noticeably improved towards the end of the season.
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