Saints Need OLT Brown to Get Back on the Field – Fast

Pro Football Weekly talks about Jammal Brown getting off to a bad start due to injury:

Heading into his contract year, Saints OLT Jammal Brown is not off to the start he hoped to have. The two-time Pro Bowler underwent surgery for a sports hernia prior to New Orleans’ second preseason game on Aug. 22 and is expected to be out at least three weeks. The Saints are hopeful that he’ll return in time for the season opener on Sept. 13, but the surgery could keep him out for a game or two, barring a quick comeback, and sources say there’s reason to be skeptical about any speculation that he’ll be ready by Week One.

With just three regular-season appearances under his belt, Jermon Bushrod was elevated to the starting lineup as primary backup Zach Strief dealt with a minor knee injury. While Brown’s run-blocking skills have been questioned, he’s regarded as one of the best pass blockers in the NFC. Bushrod performed well in his first preseason start, but there’s little doubt that QB Drew Brees will be feeling added pressure from his blind side with Brown sidelined.

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