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  • Malcom Brown: Released by Jacksonville

    The Jaguars released Brown on Wednesday. Brown appeared in all 17 games for the Jaguars last year and recorded a career-high 57 tackles and two sacks across 653 defensive snaps. The eighth-year pro has been a productive defensive tackle with New England, New Orleans and Jacksonville, and will likely garner plenty of interest as a free agent.
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  • Jaguars' Malcom Brown: Off COVID-19 list

    Brown (illness) was activated off reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, John Shipley of SI.com reports. Brown tested positive for the virus Monday, but he was able to clear the NFL's COVID-19 protocols in time to be active for Week 17. The 27-year-old defensive tackle has totaled 54 tackles and one sack across 15 appearances during his first season with the Jaguars.
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  • Jaguars' Malcom Brown: On COVID list

    Jacksonville placed Brown on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday after he tested positive for the virus, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Brown had three tackles (two solo) during Sunday's loss to the Jets but has now entered the NFL's COVID-19 protocols. Outside linebackers Josh Allen (illness), Lerentee McCray (illness), K'Lavon Chaisson (illness) and Jordan Smith (undisclosed) are also on the COVID list, so Jacksonville's pass rush could be depleted for Week 17.
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  • Jaguars' Malcom Brown: Traded to Jags

    The Saints traded Brown to the Jaguars on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Saints planned to cut Brown if they couldn't find a trade partner, so this works out well for both parties. The Jaguars are upgrading their defensive front, as they also signed veteran DT Tyson Alualu on Tuesday. Brown, a first-round pick in 2015, struggled to stand out on the Saints' crowded defensive line, and he recorded 27 tackles and a sack across 13 games last season. He'll compete with Alualu and Taven Bryan for playing time.
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  • Saints' Malcom Brown: Role reduced in 2020

    Brown racked up 27 tackles (nine solo) and a sack across 13 regular-season games in 2020. Brown recorded a career-low tackle total and played a career-low 345 defensive snaps in his sixth season (second with New Orleans). The defensive tackle is under contract with New Orleans in 2021, and with so much talent on the defensive line, Brown may have trouble improving on his 2020 production.
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  • Saints' Malcom Brown: Full practice Wednesday

    Brown (calf) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice. Brown is expected to return from a three-game absence for the Week 17 matchup against the Panthers. The 26-year-old has posted 24 tackles (eight solo) and a sack through 12 games as a reserve defensive tackle.
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  • Saints' Malcom Brown: Ruled out Week 16

    Brown (calf) is inactive for Friday's game against the Vikings, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports. Brown will miss a third consecutive game due to a calf injury he's been working through since early November.
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  • Saints' Malcom Brown: Listed as questionable

    Brown (calf) is questionable for Friday's game versus the Vikings. Brown has missed the last two games, but he practiced in a limited fashion all week, providing a decent chance that he can return this week. The sixth-year defensive tackle typically plays around half of the defensive snaps despite not starting a game this season.
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  • Saints' Malcom Brown: Can't go against Chiefs

    Brown (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs. Brown made no discernable progress in his recovery, as he failed to take the field all week. Shy Tuttle and Malcolm Roach should both see upticks in usage behind Sheldon Rankins and David Onyemata on Sunday.
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  • Saints' Malcom Brown: Won't play versus Eagles

    Brown (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Eagles. Brown is set to miss his first game since the 2018 season. This hurts the Saints' depth on their feared defensive front. His reps likely will be absorbed by Sheldon Rankins, David Onyemata and Shy Tuttle as the Saints look to stymie the Eagles run game, which should be enhanced with Jalen Hurts making his first career start.
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  • Saints' Malcom Brown: Leaves with calf injury

    Brown (calf) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the 49ers, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports. Brown exited Sunday's contest in the third quarter. If the starting defensive tackle isn't able to return, New Orleans could have increased difficulty containing San Francisco's dangerous running game.
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  • Saints' Malcom Brown: Starts every game in 2019

    Brown finished with 34 tackles (18 solo), 2.0 sacks and a fumble recovery in his first season with New Orleans in 2019. Brown played a key role for New Orleans in his first year with the team, logging 503 defensive snaps in 2019 and starting all 16 games. Brown has two years left on the three-year deal he signed last offseason and will look to maintain a similar workload in 2020.
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  • Saints' Malcom Brown: Gets to QB in win

    Brown recorded three tackles and a sack in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Buccaneers. Brown now has two sacks through five games, with both coming against the Texans and the Buccaneers. He should have a good shot to add to his total with a Week 6 game against the Jaguars, considering Gardner Minshew has been dropped 12 times so far.
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  • Patriots' Malcom Brown: Practices in full Thursday

    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.
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  • Patriots' Malcom Brown: Limited Wednesday

    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.
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  • Patriots' Malcom Brown: Ready for Sunday's contest

    Brown (knee) will play Sunday versus the Bears. Brown will return from his one-game absence and looks to contain Bears' running backs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. The fourth-year pro has 10 tackles (eight solo) through five games so he's not a viable IDP option at this time.
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  • Patriots' Malcom Brown: Questionable with knee injury

    Brown is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Colts with a knee injury. As long as Brown is out, Adam Butler is expected to take over at defensive tackle alongside Lawrence Guy. Knee injuries are often long-term issues, so there will be hope that Brown is simply nicked up.
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  • Patriots' Malcom Brown: Long shot for Sunday

    Brown (ankle) appears to be a long shot for Sunday's matchup with the Chargers, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Brown limped off the field last Sunday with an ankle injury and has been absent from practice this week, leaving the defensive tackle's status for Sunday in serious question. Look for more updates to come once the Patriots release their injury report. Should he be ruled out, Lawrence Guy and Alan Branch would be the only remaining defensive tackles on the active roster.
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  • Patriots' Malcom Brown: Exits with ankle injury

    Brown injured his ankle Sunday against the Falcons and is questionable to return. Brown exited the game in the third quarter with one tackle to his name. Both Alan Branch and Lawrence Guy figure to see added snaps in his absence.
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  • Patriots DL Dominique Easley reportedly could be out 1-2 weeks

    Patriots defensive lineman Dominique Easley (hip) did not practice on Wednesday, Doug Kyed of the New England Sports Network reports. Easley's absence was due to a hip pointer suffered during Thursday's game against the Steelers and early reports indicate Easley will likely miss 1-2 weeks rehabbing the injury. With Easley most likely missing Sunday's contest against the Bills, 2015 first-round pick Malcom Brown could step in and receive more snaps.
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