Brown (knee) won't return from the PUP list this season after undergoing a second surgery, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
The Cowboys hoped to activate Brown at some point this season, but he couldn't shake his lingering knee issue. The 23-year-old will go under the knife again to put him on track for the offseason program. Since being selected by Dallas in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, Brown has suited up in 21 games, catching nine passes for 87 yards.
The Cowboys won't begin Brown's (knee) three-week practice window yet, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
Brown's currently on the PUP list, and the Cowboys have until Nov. 4 to allow him to start practicing. Once he begins practicing, Brown has three weeks to be activated or else he'll be shut down for the season. Brown doesn't offer much offensive upside with just five catches for 54 yards last year, but he could be valuable depth since Amari Cooper (quadriceps) and Randall Cobb (back) are dealing with injuries.
Brown (knee) will probably begin the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, John Owning of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The receiver would then have to miss at least the first six weeks of the season before being activated. While Brown's own recovery from minor knee surgery over the summer is a factor here, the bigger consideration is that both Cedrick Wilson and Devin Smith seem to have played their way onto the 53-man roster with strong preseasons and training camps, creating the need for an extra roster spot even if Brown will be ready to play before the six weeks are up.
The Cowboys placed Brown (knee) on the PUP list Friday, Jon Machota of The Athletic of reports.
Brown had a knee scope that caused him to miss June minicamp. The 23-year-old was expected to be ready for training camp, but it appears he will spend at least the start of camp on the PUP list. Brown can be activated at any time between now and the end of preseason, but he'll be unable to practice until the team elects to do so.
Head coach Jason Garrett said Brown hasn't participated in this week's minicamp due to a recent knee scope, but the receiver is expected to be ready for training camp, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Teammate Kavon Frazier reportedly underwent a similar procedure a couple of weeks ago and has already resumed running, so this situation doesn't not seem too serious for Brown. At 23 years old and already entering his third season in the league, the Ohio State product is a top candidate to compete for slotting on the depth chart under Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Randall Cobb.
Brown caught his sole target for 13 yards during Saturday's playoff loss to the Rams. He finished the regular season with five catches on eight targets for 54 yards across eight games.
Brown missed the first eight games of the regular season due to a hamstring injury sustained in training camp. After returning from injured reserve on Nov. 9, he regularly served as a depth wideout. Despite seeing double-digit offensive snaps in all but two of his games played, Brown never managed to log more than one catch in a single game. The second-year pro will attempt to make use of his 6-foot-2, 225-pound frame to hold on to his depth role this offseason.
Brown (illness) does not carry an injury designation for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Rams, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Brown was a full participant in Thursday's practice and appears to have fully recovered from his undisclosed illness. The second-year pro will suit up unhindered versus the Rams, and could be in line for increased offensive snaps with Allen Hurns (ankle) having moved to injured reserve earlier in the week.
Brown (illness) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Brown was held out of Tuesday's practice entirely, so his limited participation is a step in the right direction. With either a limited or full practice Thursday, Brown would put himself on track to play in Saturday's divisional-round matchup with the Rams. If that's the case, he would likely be in line for an increased offensive role as the Cowboys look to replace Allen Hurns (ankle).
Brown didn't practice Tuesday due to an illness, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.
Brown's illness isn't thought to be severe and, barring the ailment persisting, he'll likely play Saturday against the Rams. Brown saw a season-high 27 snaps in Saturday's wild-card win over the Seahawks after Allen Hurns (ankle) went down. He had just one reception, but the increased workload with Hurns out could mean Brown will be assigned another significant snap total Saturday.
Brown caught one of two targets for 22 yards in Thursday's win over Washington.
After spending the first eight games of the season on IR, Brown returned to the lineup in Week 10 but didn't see his first targets until Thanksgiving. The second-year wideout won't be a big part of the Cowboys' passing attack going forward, but his size could make him an occasional red-zone option, particularly given the team's lack of dependable tight ends.
The Cowboys activated Brown (hamstring) from injured reserve Friday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
After he was plagued by a hamstring injury during training camp and the preseason, Brown spent the first half of the campaign on injured reserve and instead focused on reviving his health. With a week of practice reps under his belt, he's been cleared to play again. It's difficult to forecast much production, though, with him being a member of the Cowboys' 29th-ranked passing attack (188.4 yards per game).
The Cowboys designated Brown (hamstring) to return to practice Thursday, Rob Phillips of the Cowboys' official site reports.
Dallas will now have a 21-day window with which to evaluate Brown for a return to the 53-man roster. Brown landed on injured reserve at the conclusion of the preseason, so with the mandatory eight weeks having already lapsed, the wideout will be eligible to play as soon as the Cowboys deem him ready to go. If Brown is cleared to dress for Dallas in Monday's game against the Titans or at some point before the three-week activation window closes, he likely would be ticketed for a depth role and wouldn't carry much fantasy appeal in the weak Cowboys passing attack.
Coach Jason Garrett said Brown (undisclosed) is able to return to practice, but the team is yet to decide when he will, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
His availability for practice signifies Brown has shaken his mystery condition. However, the receiver remains on injured reserve, so he isn't eligible to return until Week 9's game against the Titans. The second-year pro won't be fantasy-relevant when he returns.
Brown (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Brown battled a hamstring injury early in training camp and never made an appearance in preseason action. As a result, he is destined for injured reserve to open a roster spot for the Cowboys' signing of Deonte Thompson.
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 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 Saturday, 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 2017 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 earned some snaps with the Cowboys' 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 on offense. The 2017 seventh-round pick caught just 33 passes during his career at Ohio State and had four receptions on 161 offensive snaps as a rookie, 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.
Brown could be in line for a larger role in the Cowboys' passing game this season following the release of Dez Bryant.
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.
Brown suited up for 13 games in 2017, catching four of nine targets for 33 yards.
Seven of those targets came in the final five games of the season, as the rookie earned enough trust from the coaching staff to begin seeing regular snaps on offense, if not consistent looks from Dak Prescott. Brown remains buried on the depth chart in Dallas, and the team could well add another receiving option with a top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, but the Cowboys still like his upside as a 21-year-old. If Dez Bryant were to ever become a salary-cap casualty, Brown's size and physicality could make him a natural replacement as an intriguing red-zone and possession option.
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