The Patriots roster shuffle continued on Tuesday, as reports say the team has released running back Donald Brown, coming to a deal on an injury settlement.
Brown hasn’t practiced for three weeks due to the undisclosed ailment that sabotaged his fast start to camp. Brown was working with the starters through the opening weekend and looked like he could be a contributor on the ground and through the air.
But Brown couldn’t get healthy, and the injury settlement suggests it wasn’t going to get much better anytime soon. The release signifies a major swing and miss for the Patriots, who gave Brown $300,000 in guaranteed money this offseason.
The Patriots have released RB Donald Brown, per source. Brown got an injury settlement.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) August 23, 2016
With Brown gone, here’s the latest look at the Pats running back depth chart:
Patriots running back depth: LeGarrette Blount, James White, Brandon Bolden, Tyler Gaffney, D.J. Foster and Joey Iosefa.
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) August 23, 2016