Redskins rule out Brown, Sellers

Redskins rule out Brown, Sellers
December 16, 2011, 6:40 pm
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UPDATED 2:46 p.m.

Already without safety LaRon Landry for the season, the Redskins will face the New York Giants without right tackle Jammal Brown and fullbacktight end Mike Sellers.

Coach Mike Shanahan ruled out both players after neither practiced Friday for a third straight day.

Brown re-injured his groin in pre-game warm-ups last Sunday and Sellers sustained a hyper-extended right elbow while covering a first-half kickoff.

Just trying to get it better for next week, said Brown, who worked on a stationary bike, though not at a intense pace, during the first portion of practice.

Tyler Polumbus will get a second straight start at right tackle and Dominique Byrd could see increased action in two-tight end formations although the Redskins got away from that grouping against the Patriots. Newcomer Richard Quinn could also be an option as a reserve tight end.

Probable and expected to play are defensive end Stephen Bowen (knee), safety Reed Doughty (rib), linebacker London Fletcher (ankle), punter Sav Rocca (ankle) and receiver Donte Stallworth (ankle). All but Fletcher (limited) went through the full practice.

Shanahan said safety LaRon Landry (Achilles') would be placed on injured reserve Friday afternoon but the Redskins would not fill his roster spot before Sunday.

For the Giants, out are defensive end Osi Umenyiora (ankleknee), center David Bass (neck), tight end Travis Beckum (chest), linebacker Mark Herzlich (ankle) and safety Derrick Martin (back).

Defensive end Justin Tick is questionable with a toe injury and was limited in practice Friday.

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