Brown signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Saints on Thursday,Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports. Brown started 51 of a possible 60 games in New England over the last four seasons, posting 186 tackles and 8.5 sacks during that time. Brown was mostly utilized in a two-down role with the Patriots, but he could see a heavier workload in New Orleans according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. At the very least, the 25-year-old projects for a large role to begin 2019 with fellow defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins (Achilles) a PUP candidate.
Brown (calf) won't carry an injury designation into the Super Bowl on Sunday, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports. Brown had been a limited practice participant with the calf issue, but was able to practice fully Thursday and Friday to gain clearance. The defensive lineman -- who turns 25 on Saturday -- should serve his usual rotational role at defensive tackle.
Brown (calf) was a full participant in Thursday's walkthrough. Brown popped up on the injury report as a limited participant Wednesday. It's unclear if he's fully recovered from the calf injury since the team had a walkthrough rather than practicing in full Thursday, but it doesn't appear as though the issue is likely to keep him out of the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Brown (calf) was limited at practice Wednesday. Brown was limited by a calf injury to kick off the second week of Super Bowl LIII prep. If the issue lingers into the weekend, Adam Butler could be on the receiving end of additional snaps.
Brown was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to a calf injury. The fact that Brown opened the week as a limited participant offers hope that the calf issue isn't anything that should put his status for the Super Bowl LIII matchup with the Rams in major jeopardy. In the event Brown's calf is still bothering him heading into Sunday, the Patriots would likely lean heavier on backup tackle Adam Butler, who actually earned more defensive snaps than Brown in the past two contests.
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