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Browner (ankle) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Jets.
Browner is thus in line to make his season debut for the Patriots, though a wait-and-see approach is in order for IDP owners looking for cornerback help.
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Browner (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Jets, ESPN.com reports.
That said, the report relays that Browner indicated Tuesday that his ankle was good to go this week, though if the cornerback does suit up this week, a wait-and-see approach is in order for IDP owners in his season debut.
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Browner (ankle) expects to play Thursday against the Jets, ESPN.com reports.
Browner was added to the active roster last week after serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, but an ankle injury prevented him from playing against Buffalo. While he was limited in Tuesday's practice, Browner was adamant that the ankle is no longer an issue, saying it's "a lot better" and that he's "good to go." It's not entirely clear what his role will be in Week 7, but Browner figures to move into a starting role opposite Darrelle Revis eventually.
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Browner (ankle) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Bills.
After missing practice Thursday and Friday with an ankle injury, the Patriots downgraded Browner to out on Saturday, thus delaying his season debut to Week 7, at the earliest.
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Browner (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, ESPN.com reports.
Browner, who did not practice Friday, looks iffy for Sunday's game, with a wait-and-see approach in order until he carves out a role in the Patriots' defense.
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Browner (ankle) did not practice Thursday, the Boston Globe reports.
Browner's status for Sunday's game against the Bills is now cloudy, with a wait-and-see approach from a fantasy perspective thus in order with regard to the cornerback, who was recently reinstated following a four-game suspension to start the season.
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The Patriots will activate Browner, who had been suspended four games to start the season, NESN.com reports.
Browner could have been activated by the Patriots prior to Sunday night's game against the Bengals, but evidently the team's coaching staff felt that the cornerback wasn't quite ready to play in Week 5. With Brian Tyms also activated by the team, the Patriots will need to make a pair of corresponding roster moves to accommodate the addition of the duo.
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Browner is not expected to play Sunday against the Bengals, ESPN's Field Yates reports.
Although Browner is done serving his four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, he evidently didn't show enough in practice this week to warrant a return to action. The 6-4 cornerback may need another week or so to knock off the rust, putting a Week 6 return in question, but the Patriots gave Browner a three-year deal in the offseason and will likely start him opposite Darrelle Revis once he's back up to speed.
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Browner is set to return from his suspension this week, ESPN.com reports.
Once he's up to speed, Browner is in line to carve out a role at cornerback for the Patriots opposite Darrelle Revis, but until he sees a full and productive game, a wait-and-see approach is order from an IDP perspective.
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Brandon Browner confirmed he will play cornerback in New England.
Some observers speculated that teams might envision Browner at safety before free agency, ostensibly due to his size (6'4/221), but he is a straight-line player without hip fluidity and would be stretched mightily in "center field." Browner is a pure press corner who figures to man up with No. 2 receivers in Foxboro, while Darrelle Revis chases No. 1s and Kyle Arrington takes the slot.