Brown (oblique) did not practice Wednesday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports. Brown played 84 percent of Washington's defensive snaps in Week 2, logging 10 tackles, but has not yet recovered from his oblique injury. It remains to be seen whether Brown will be limited against the Packers on Sunday.
Brown recorded 10 tackles (four solo) across 51 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Colts. After being limited in Week 1's win over the Cardinals, Brown played 84 percent of the defensive snaps Sunday. The increased reps paid off, as Brown recorded the second-highest tackle count on the team behind Mason Foster. Both Brown and Foster saw increased defensive snaps on Sunday, a trend that could continue as the season progresses.
Brown played 36 of 53 snaps on defense in Sunday's 24-6 win over Arizona, finishing with five solo tackles and no other statistics. Preseason rumors of Brown losing playing time in obvious passing situations came to fruition, with Josh Harvey-Clemons and Zach Vigil logging 16 snaps apiece at inside linebacker. Mason Foster suffered a similar fate, finishing with five tackles (three solo) on 37 snaps. Brown needs to be monitored closely in Week 2 against the Colts, as his IDP value takes a big hit if he isn't being used in a three-down role. He averaged 9.8 tackles per week last season while logging 96.8 percent of defensive snaps in the 13 games he played. Brown might be more of a six- to eight-tackle-per-week type player if he doesn't have an every-down role.
Brown (oblique) remains sidelined from practice as of Sunday, Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post reports. Brown is supposedly easing back to an eventual return to practice, but his status for Week 1 against the Cardinals could be in jeopardy if the oblique injury lingers. In the meantime, Josh Harvey-Clemons and Shaun Dion Hamilton could see additional reps next to starter Mason Foster.
Brown (oblique) should be ready by next week, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Brown has been battling an oblique injury for much of August but seems like he's on the verge of returning to 100 percent. When Brown returns he'll likely resume his starting duties at outside linebacker, though teammate Josh Harvey-Clemons could still steal some passing downs from him during the regular season.
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