That was extremely quick. He lasts just one game in New England. But in the end, the whirlwind of news off the field surrounding Brown was too much to ignore and the Patriots decided to just cut their losses on Brown. The Patriots will eat almost $6 million in 2019 and almost $5 million in dead money by releasing Brown. Even without Brown, the Patriots still field a pretty dynamic receiving group with Josh Gordon, Julian Edelman and a rising Phillip Dorsett. The big question now is where Brown's next opportunity will be. If it couldn't happen in New England, it may be a good while before another team comes calling, especially the drama that will inevitably follow. Brown may be in for a long wait before suiting up and worrying about which helmet he will be playing with.
This was the expected news after Newton did not practice Wednesday and Thursday. Kyle Allen will get the start against the Cardinals and it is certainly a downgrade across the board, save for Christian McCaffrey. Expect him to continue to get a healthy does, if not more than he already has this season. Allen played in two regular season games last season, including a Week 17 win against the Saints, though most of the Saints’ backups played in that game.
Williams was injured in the fourth quarter Sunday against the Raiders and did not return. He has not practiced since. LeSean McCoy has now worked his way back into fantasy consideration. McCoy was injured as well Sunday, but did not suffer major damage to his ankle. He sat out practice Wednesday but was upgraded to limited Thursday and reportedly had a "great practice" Friday. Darwin Thompson will also receive work but McCoy is going to lead the running back charge Sunday in a big game against the Ravens.