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 could see a heavier workload in New Orleans according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. At the very least, the 25-year-old projects to play a large role to begin 2019 with Sheldon Rankins (Achilles) a strong 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 a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Brown appears to be nursing an undisclosed calf injury, making his availability for Super Bowl LIII murky at best. If the 24-year-old is unable to get fully healthy prior to Sunday's contest, the Patriots' likely won't hesitate to slot backup defensive tackle Adam Butler -- who outsnapped Brown during the last two games -- into the starting lineup.
|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||15||39||19.0||20||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||15||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|