Brown (quad) will not play in Monday's game against the Cowboys, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic repots.
Brown was unable to practice for the second week in a row, so as was the case a week ago, he will not take the field with the rest of his teammates. Brown's absence should again open up opportunities for J.J. Nelson -- who is dealing with a sore hamstring this week -- and Jaron Brown.
Brown did the same Friday and registered a "Did Not Participate" on the injury report, so it seems he will not be able to get in any practice work this week. His status for Monday's game against the Cowboys will be revealed at some point Saturday, but it's looking likely he will be out a second week in a row.
While still unable to practice, Brown at least showed some kind of hint at progress. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians all but ruled the speedy receiver out for Week 3, saying it would be "miraculous" if Brown were able to suit up for Monday Night Football against the Cowboys. Meanwhile, J.J. Nelson (hamstring) was a limited practice participant both Thursday and Friday.
Brown (quadriceps) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Mike Jurecki of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
Brown's absence wasn't surprising, given that Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians suggested earlier in the week that it would be "miraculous" if the wideout suited up Monday night against the Cowboys. Until Brown is able to complete at least a limited portion of practice, he shouldn't be viewed as a good bet to return to game action. J.J. Nelson and Jaron Brown will be the primary beneficiaries of increased targets and enhanced snap counts if John Brown indeed misses a second straight contest in Week 3.
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.
|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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