The Patriots have released Brown (hamstring) with an injury settlement, the Boston Herald reports. Brown has missed three weeks' worth of practice and the injury settlement suggests that the veteran back is dealing with a lingering injury. Either way, with Dion Lewis set to miss time, the move leaves the likes of Tyler Gaffney, D.J. Foster and Joey Iosefa competing for roster slotting in the New England backfield behind LeGarrette Blount, James White and Brandon Bolden.
Brown (hamstring) has yet to resume practicing fully, the Providence Journal reports. Though present for the initial portion of Monday's session, Brown subsequently worked on his conditioning on a different field, while his teammates continued practice. Though the veteran has been slowed by his latest nagging injury, his chances of making the Patriots may have been boosted by news that fellow RB Dion Lewis will miss time with a knee injury. Brown's experience and versatility could make him a useful backup to power back LeGarrette Blount, as well as the team's top healthy change-of-pace man, James White.
Brown (hamstring) did not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Bears. Brown and undrafted rookie D.J. Foster continue to miss time, with the duo's chances of making a run at sticking with the Patriots hinging on their ability to get back into action in short order.
Brown (hamstring) got some individual work in on Sunday, WEEI.com reports. Brown did not play Thursday against the Saints in the Patriots' preseason opener as he continues to nurse a hamstring issue. While there hasn't been any indication that Brown's injury is significant, the sooner the veteran back gets up to speed, the better, in terms of his chances of securing a role in the New England backfield.
Brown (undisclosed) missed practice Thursday, the Boston Globe reports. With Brown, Dion Lewis, D.J. Foster and Brandon Bolden all absent Thursday, Tyler Gaffney and James White saw added practice reps. Once Brown returns to the field, he'll look to secure a role in the Patriots' backfield. Assuming he sticks with the team, what said role might be rests largely on the health/performance of returnees LeGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis, who are both bouncing back from injuries.
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