Brown (knee) was ruled out of Sunday's season finale against the Giants.
Brown will thus miss a third straight game. Signed by Washington in the offseason, Brown wound up as one of the Redskins' best defensive players and was arguably one of the best free-agent pickups of the year. The veteran linebacker was among the league leaders in stops before going down in Week 14 against the Chargers, having logged 127 tackles, 2.5 sacks and two PBUs in 13 games. Washington is expected to start Martrell Spaight and Zach Vigil at inside linebacker in his absence Sunday.
Brown has played through a litany of injuries and illnesses this season, suiting up for the Redskins' first 13 contests before the knee and Achilles issues got the better of him the past two weeks. With the linebacker absent from practice Wednesday, it appears Brown won't make a serious run at playing in a mostly meaningless season finale, leaving more snaps available at inside linebacker for Zach Vigil, Pete Robertson, Martrell Spaight (ankle) and Josh Harvey-Clemons. When he was able to suit up this season, Brown was among the more productive IDPs in fantasy leagues, accruing 127 tackles (84 solo) and 2.5 sacks.
Brown (Achilles/toe/hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Brown will sit for a second straight week and doesn't seem especially likely to return for the regular-season finale. Despite battling through injuries all season, he's tied for the league lead in tackles (127), giving the Redskins an excellent return on their one-year investment. Martrell Spaight took advantage of Brown's absence with eight tackles in last week's 20-15 win over the Cardinals.
Brown (Achilles/toe/hamstring) didn't practice Thursday.
Brown is following the same practice regimen for a second straight week, which implies a second DNP in a row could be around the corner. Granted, he'll have one more session to make an impact on the Redskins' training staff, but if last week's trend continues through Friday, the defense likely will turn to Martell Spaight next to typical starter Zach Vigil at inside linebacker.
Brown (Achilles/toe/hamstring) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice.
Brown has attempted to play through the multitude of injuries since mid-November, but it finally caught up with him in Week 14 against the Chargers, when he was carted from the field in the second half. Prior to sitting out the Week 15 win over the Cardinals, Brown was tagged with four separate injured body parts on the Redskins' report, so the omission of a hip issue this week is at least a small step in the right direction. On Wednesday, Brown received an encouraging word from head coach Jay Gruden, who told JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington "there is a chance" the linebacker returns to action Sunday against the Broncos. If he does, Brown will be looking to fend off the Packers' Blake Martinez and the Browns' Joe Schobert for the league lead in tackles.
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