After getting through four weeks of football without any significant setbacks, the Patriots have picked up one season-ending injury on offense, while they may have another on their hands on defense.
Cornerback Tarell Brown missed practice for a second-consecutive day with a foot injury and is likely out for Sunday's game against the Colts. And that's not all. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that the injury Brown is dealing with is "potentially serious," and the defensive back will be seeking a second opinion on the matter. That's not good. And it's really not good when you recall that Brown suffered a broken foot in Week 15 last year as a member of the Oakland Raiders.
If Brown goes down, the defensive backfield will be thrown yet another curveball. The team released Bradley Fletcher a few weeks back and has brought in Justin Coleman off the Seattle practice squad and just picked up Rashaan Melvin off of Baltimore's practice squad.
It seems that Malcolm Butler and Logan Ryan will be the starting corners against the Colts, while Brandon King and the aforementioned duo of Coleman and Melvin could work their way in behind them when the Colts bring more receivers into their formations.
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