FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon Browner wasn’t able to finish Saturday’s divisional-round playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens, but the New England Patriots cornerback expects to be back to full strength by next weekend.
Browner left the game with a leg injury during the third quarter and did not return. He told reporters after the game, though, that he was held out primarily as a precaution.
“No,” Browner said when asked if he expects to miss time, via the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe. “Just being cautious. I knew Logan (Ryan) would be a better fit than me being in there. We’ve got ballers.”
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco targeted Ryan, who replaced Browner after the injury, on a deep ball to Torrey Smith with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Smith looked to have a step on Ryan, but Flacco’s pass fell into the arms of Duron Harmon, who had rotated over from his safety spot.
“(Ryan) deserves all the credit, because if I’m not mistaken, he actually boxed (Smith) out for me to get the interception,” Harmon said after the game. “Logan did a great job of coming in for Browner, and he did a tremendous job on that play.”
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