Trent Brown’s Night Off From Patriots-Panthers Game Not Linked To Injury

Brown also didn't play in the preseason opener against the Giants


August 19

The New England Patriots managed to even their preseason record at 1-1 with Friday’s win over the Carolina Panthers from Gillette Stadium.

However, the health status of offensive lineman Trent Brown came into question with the seven-year veteran inactive for the game, which saw a plethora of Patriots starters take the field for their first in-game action prior to the regular season.

As reported by Karen Guregian of The Boston Herald, Brown’s absence was not due to injury. Instead, the Patriots granted him a night off.

The 29-year-old suited up but did not take the field during the Patriots’ preseason-opening loss against the Giants — like all New England starters.

Last season Brown made nine starts in nine games for the Patriots in his second go-around with New England — seven games short of his 2018 Super Bowl campaign as a Patriot in which notched 16. Playing a full season is a feat he’s yet to reach since, and he’s only do so twice in his NFL career. coverage of New England Patriots preseason is presented by Cross Insurance, protecting your team since 1954.

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