New England Patriots vs. Arizona Cardinals: Six Players to Watch

Jimmy Garoppolo (10) New England Patriots - Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Jimmy Garoppolo (10) New England Patriots - Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports /
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John Brown
John Brown (12) Arizona Cardinals – Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /

Patriots vs. Cardinals Players to Watch Number Three: John Brown

A nasty concussion suffered in late July limited Brown all preseason, but he was left off the Cardinals’ injury report this week, indicating that he will in fact be playing on Sunday night. For many of the same reasons that Amendola is a player to watch because he missed the preseason, Brown is another undersized wide receiver you should have on your radar as he gets back to full speed on the football field.

Patriots vs. Cardinals: Preview and Analysis

The Cardinals’ receiving corps are talented and deep, with Brown representing the speed of the group. It will be interesting to see how the Patriots cover Brown. Will they plug nimble-footed rookie Cyrus Jones on him? What about 2015 undrafted rookie standout Justin Coleman? Or current undrafted rookie Jonathan Jones, who also boasts enough athleticism to match Brown? How the Patriots address covering a true game break in Brown will be a factor in this game, no doubt.

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