Brown joins fellow defensive lineman Danny Shelton and wide receiver Phillip Dorsett as players failing to have their fifth-year options picked up by the Patriots. That doesn't mean the two sides are ultimately going to part ways though, considering Brown and New England could agree to a contract extension before he becomes a free agent ahead of the 2019 campaign. This past season, Brown played in 13 games (12 starts), tallying 49 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Brown (foot) participated in Sunday's practice and he expects to be good to go for the Super Bowl, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
Brown was unable to practice earlier in the week due to a minor foot injury, but the 2015 first-rounder appears to have put the issue behind him. The starting defensive tackle has six total tackles through two playoff games.
Brown (ankle) is active for Sunday's tilt against the Dolphins.
Brown was limited in practice for the second straight week, but, unlike last week, he'll give it a go this time around. It's unclear if he'll start or if he'll be limited at all in his first game back since suffering the injury in Week 7.
Brown (ankle) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Brown was a limited participant in practice this week, his first practices since he sustained the injury in Week 7. The 23-year-old appears closer to returning but there remains no official timeline for his recovery.
|2015||New England Patriots||16||48||31.0||17||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||50||24.0||26||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||13||49||29.0||20||2.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||New England Patriots||16||0||0||0||0||2||0||2||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|