Brown will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals due to an undisclosed reason, Jon Machota of the Dallas News reports.
The reason for Brown's absence is currently unclear, though he dealt with a sore hamstring throughout the opening stages of training camp. The Cowboys will be missing a trio of receivers Saturday, as Cole Beasley (groin) and Tavon Austin (hamstring) are also sidelined.
Brown (hamstring) returned to practice Sunday, Jon Machota of the Dallas News reports.
Brown had been absent from practice this past week due to a sore hamstring, but he returned to the field Saturday with the issue seemingly put in the past. He'll compete alongside the likes of Deonte Thompson and rookie Michael Gallup for positioning on the depth chart at wide receiver in Dallas.
Brown sat out Saturday's practice with a sore hamstring, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.
Brown missed Friday's session as well. With a penetrable depth chart at wide receiver, the former seventh-round pick has a great opportunity to make the Cowboys' roster. Injuries will not help his cause, however, so he will be hoping to get back on the field as soon as possible in order to compete for a 53-man roster spot.
Brown got some work with the first-team offense during OTAs and minicamp, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Brown will be subject to a wide range of outcomes in the coming months, as the Cowboys appear to have an open competition for receiver slotting with at least eight players in the mix for jobs/roles. The 2017 seventh-round pick caught just 33 passes at Ohio State and had four receptions on 161 offensive snaps during his rookie season, but he does at least resemble former Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant in terms of stature (6-foot-2, 225 pounds). Brown could end up with an important role in the Dallas offense, or he could be released before Week 1. His work with the first unit during the offseason was partially a product of Terrance Williams (foot) and Deonte Thompson (Achilles, shoulder) missing time.
The second-year receiver was considered something of a Bryant clone when he was drafted out of Ohio State in the seventh round in 2017, albeit one with a lot less production in college, and with the real thing now off the roster, the Cowboys don't have another big, physical wideout in the mix. If he's improved his strength and route-running in the offseason, he could at least emerge as a red-zone option for Dak Prescott, but a more significant jump in his development could allow Brown to challenge Deonte Thompson for a starting role on the outside in camp.
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