The injury that kept Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown off the field for all but seven snaps in Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins is a minor one, according to the latest update from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Per Schefter, the 6-foot-8, 380-pound Brown is dealing with a minor calf strain and will be considered “day to day.”
With Brown out for the majority of the team’s Week 1 contest, Justin Herron picked up the majority of the work in Brown’s place, but was at one point benched for recent pickup Yasir Durant. The Patriots had options beyond those two, however, as they could’ve moved Michael Onwenu to right tackle and put veteran Ted Karras in at guard, but they instead opted to go with the rotating young guns at right tackle, which was ultimately brought up to Bill Belichick on Monday morning.
“Of course, ultimately, we want to do what’s best for the team,” Belichick said of the team’s moves at right tackle following Brown’s departure. “There are multiple considerations.”
Acquired from the Raiders in a draft pick swap this past March, injuries have become a problem for the 28-year-old Brown of late. He played in just 16 of a possible 32 games during his two-year stint with the Raiders, in fact, including a career-low five games in 2020 due to a calf injury, knee ailment, and a stint on the COVID list.
The Patriots will travel to MetLife Stadium for a Week 2 meeting with the Jets.
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