Head coach Bruce Arians doesn't believe Brown (quadriceps) will be able to suit up in Week 3 against the Cowboys, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports. "It would have to be miraculous," Arians said Monday.
If Brown logs a second DNP in a row next Monday, he'll actually miss more games than a season ago, when his sickle-cell trait was first discovered. There's no telling when he'll receive clearance to take the practice field again, but until he does, he won't be a candidate to suit up for game day. During his absence, J.J. Nelson and Jaron Brown will augment the passing attack behind clear-cut No. 1 option Larry Fitzgerald.
Brown was bothered by his quad throughout the summer and appeared to aggravate it in the second half of Sunday's loss to the Lions. He didn't practice at all this week, which isn't isn't a good sign for his Week 3 availability. Jaron Brown and J.J. Nelson should have regular spots alongside Larry Fitzgerald in three-wide sets, with Brittan Golden and rookie third-round pick Chad Williams also getting some snaps.
Brown (quad) was not present for the open portion of Friday's practice, ESPN.com's Josh Weinfuss reports.
Unavailable for most of training camp and the preseason, Brown aggravated his quad injury in a Week 1 loss to Detroit and didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday. Another update will be available when the Cardinals release their final injury report Friday afternoon, but it seems the fourth-year wideout is trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's game in Indianapolis. An absence would free up snaps and targets for Jaron Brown and J.J. Nelson.
Brown (quadriceps) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
After visible struggles in the second half of Sunday's loss in Detroit and back-to-back DNPs to start Week 2 prep, Brown is on pace to be a weekly headache for the second year in row. On this occasion, he's tending to a quadriceps injury, which is consistent with the leg pains associated with his sickle-cell trait. He wasn't seen during the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media, meaning treatment is superseding his regular regimen. Although Brown's status could receive some clarity by the release of Friday's injury report, an absence Sunday at Indianapolis would place J.J. Nelson and Jaron Brown into elevated positions within the passing attack.
Brown didn't practice Wednesday due to a quadriceps injury, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
The Cardinals cited Brown's quad on the injury report Wednesday, which could be the same one that hindered him throughout training camp and the preseason. At the time, head coach Bruce Arians mentioned Brown's sickle-cell trait induces longer recoveries. It's unclear how much time Brown will require this time to rid himself of the concern, but his ability (or lack thereof) to practice Thursday and/or Friday will be telling for his Week 2 availability. If it lingers, J.J. Nelson and Jaron Brown would take on enhanced roles Sunday at Indianapolis.
|5||10/8/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ LAR||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/5/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
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