Brown is in the mix for the starting left tackle job in New England, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports.
Brown (6-foot-8, 355 pounds) was acquired by the Patriots on draft day in order to shore up an offensive line that lost Nate Solder (Giants) in free agency. Brown appears to be the clear favorite to win the left tackle job given the lack of competition he faces, though he could also be inserted at right tackle if necessary. Bouncing back from offseason shoulder surgery, Brown has had no reported setbacks in his recovery and should be fully ready to play when training camp rolls around.
The Patriots gave up a third-round pick (No. 95 overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft to acquire Brown, and will also receive a fifth-rounder (No. 143) in return, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. New England was in need of help along the offensive line with Nate Solder no longer around, and Brown provides them with a top-tier talent that should help fill the void. Recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, the offensive tackle passed a physical before being traded and appears on track in his recovery.
San Francisco general manager John Lynch said Wednesday that Brown is ahead of schedule in his recovery from shoulder surgery, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Brown was given a 5-to-6-month timetable after undergoing the procedure earlier this offseason, so there's still a chance he'll be limited when the 49ers open training camp during the summer. Lynch's comments suggest the team isn't fearful Brown will be sidelined for the start of the regular season, but until the 24-year-old is ready to go, Garry Gilliam will likely practice as the first-team right tackle.
Brown (shoulder) underwent surgery and will require a 5-to-6 month recovery process, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports reports.
This rehab process will keep Brown out of the 49ers' offseason program and could possibly cut into training camp as well. Heading into a contract year, Brown has a lot to prove, since he's expected to eventually command a significant payday as a free agent.
San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that Brown (shoulder) would be placed on injured reserve, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The move spells an end to Brown's season, leaving Zane Beadles to make his second straight start at right tackle Sunday against the Titans, and likely for the 49ers' final two contests as well. According to Branch, Shanahan relayed that Brown had been battling a labrum tear for some time and will require surgery to address the matter. The procedure carries a 5-to-6-month recovery period, a timetable that will probably prevent Brown from taking part in Organized Team Activities.
|3||9/23/18||@ DET||8:20 pm|
|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||San Francisco 49ers||5||2|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||16||16|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||10||10|
|2018||New England Patriots||2||2|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|