Brown worked out with Bills running back LeSean McCoy this offseason, focusing on his balance and cuts in addition to his conditioning, Stephen Czarda of Redskins.com reports. Brown said he gained about eight pounds of muscle while also losing some bad weight, leaving him at 217 pounds with only six percent body fat. He hopes the improvement will help him earn a spot on the Week 1 roster -- something he failed to do last season when he spent most of September and October on the practice squad. Brown did join the active roster for nine games, but he only took eight carries for 82 yards and a touchdown, with all of that work coming in Week 16. While the impressive cameo and his improved physique should help his cause, Brown likely will find himself battling for one of the final roster spots behind fellow running backs Robert Kelley and Chris Thompson. The competition will include Matt Jones, Keith Marshall and possibly a selection from the upcoming draft.
Brown rushed the ball eight times for 82 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over the Bears. With the game safely out of reach, Brown received some garbage time minutes late in the game and made the most of his opportunity. The No. 3 back had an impressive 61-yard touchdown run with a minute left in the contest, sealing the Week 16 victory. While his run was very impressive, Washington will still likely rely on Rob Kelley and Chris Thompson in the rushing attack next week against the Giants, especially if their playoff hopes are still alive.
Brown (concussion) is listed as active for Monday's game versus the Panthers. Brown is off the fantasy radar with zero carries this season, though he does provide Washington with RB/special team's depth.
Brown (concussion) is listed as questionable by the Redskins for Monday's game versus the Panthers, Brian McNally of 106.7 The Fan reports. Brown was forced out of Week 14's win over the Eagles after undergoing a concussion. He practiced in a limited role throughout the week, before finally logging a full workload Saturday. It is unclear at this point if he has actually cleared concussion protocol or not. His status for Monday will not likely be determined until closer to game-time.
Brown remains under the league's concussion protocol after suffering a head injury during Sunday's win over the Eagles. Brown was unable to return to Sunday's matchup due to concussion symptoms, so he'll be in danger of missing next week's game against the Panthers as a result. Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson, and Matt Jones could be the three active running backs for Washington in Week 15.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/17||@Los Angeles Rams||14||16.63|
|4||10/03||@Kansas City Chiefs||17||17.59|
|6||10/15||San Francisco 49ers||33||27.13|
|11||11/19||@New Orleans Saints||31||21.63|
|12||11/24||New York Giants||7||14.88|
|14||12/10||@Los Angeles Chargers||27||19.88|
|17||12/31||@New York Giants||7||14.88|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||8||82||1||1||-2||0||14|