Brown is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs.
Brown has 10 tackles (eight solo) on the year. His absence means Adam Butler will see more snaps.
Brown (knee) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Brown left the Patriots' Week 5 win over the Colts prematurely due to a knee injury, but he was able to practice in limited fashion Friday and his status for Week 6 remains up in the air. If he's unable to play, however, Adam Butler could see an expanded role next to Lawrence Guy at defensive tackle.
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.
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.
|7||10/21/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/29/18||@ BUF||8:15 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|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|
|2018||New England Patriots||5||10||8.0||2||0||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|
|2018||New England Patriots||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|