Shortly after the Washington Redskins concluded Tuesday’s minicamp practice, Josh Morgan and Jammal Brown joined LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan.
Brown is coming off a disappointing 2011 campaign marred by the lingering effects of a bum hip and a groin injury sustained late in the year.
The right tackle said head coach Mike Shanahan expressed to him concern about his durability after last season.
“It’s not the talent issue, it’s just that he needs me out there if I’m going to be on the team and be a part of this he needs me healthy,” said Brown who signed a five-year, $20.25 million contract prior to training camp last year.
In an effort to change his fortunes in 2012 and ease the coach’s concerns, Brown spent the bulk of this offseason working with team doctors to remedy his health — the first time he’s been able to do so since joining the Redskins two years ago.
“[Working with the Redskins doctors] gives me the confidence that things are going to be OK,” he added. “They told me everything I need to do to get my hip right.”
Like Brown, Morgan is also coming off an injury plagued season. Morgan’s 2011 campaign was cut short by a fractured leg that required surgery.
The D.C. native said his recovery is progressing faster than expected.
Morgan said it took him roughly three months to get to where doctors expected him to be six months into the recovery process.
“I’m feeling almost 100 percent right now,” he said. “Last year was hard. It was devastating for me because that was my first time being injured and breaking something. So last year was definitely divesting especially when I left the team as the leading receiver. It was definitely devastating for me because it was going to be my breakout year.”
When healthy, Morgan also thinks he’s hands down the fastest man on the roster — faster than Brandon Banks or DeAngelo Hall.
He also feels the Redskins are a playoff caliber team.