A foot injury has landed Patriots cornerback Tarell Brown (foot) on season-ending injured reserve, per the Boston Herald. This is a definite blow to the pass defense, as he had spent time as a starter.
Patriots cornerback Tarell Brown (foot) is listed as out for Sunday night's game against the Colts, CSN New England reports. With Brown sidelined this week, the likes of Logan Ryan and Justin Coleman figure to be in line to see added snaps at cornerback Sunday in tandem with Malcolm Butler.
Brown (foot) missed practice on Friday for the second day in a row, likely due to a foot injury, ESPN.com reports. Brown injured his foot in Week 2's victory over the Bills, only playing 53 of 72. He then sat out Week 3's mathcup with the Jaguars. He returned to the field last Sunday but was again limited, only playing 45 of 72 snaps. The status of the Patriots No. 2 cornerback heading into Sunday's showdown with the Colts is still unknown, but if it serves as any indication, the Patriots signed cornerback Rashaan Melvin on Wednesday. Melvin along with Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, and Justin Coleman are the only other cornerbacks on the roster, if Brown is a no-go for Sunday.
The Patriots reached a contract agreement with cornerback Tarell Brown on Thursday, a source told ESPN. Brown is an eight-year veteran with 11 interceptions in his career. He totaled 55 tackles with no interceptions in 14 games last season for the Raiders.
Free agent cornerback Tarell Brown was in New England on Tuesday for a second visit with the Patriots, according to ESPN.com. Brown visited with the team in March, but left without a contract. Brown played in 2014 with the Raiders, totaling 55 tackles with four passes defended. He spent the the previous seven years in San Francisco where he amassed 11 interceptions.