One of New England’s favorite sons isn’t going anywhere. The Patriots informed Troy Brown today that he will be activated to the 53-man roster this week.
Brown, who has been injured for what would be his 15th season with the Patriots, was informed of the move today by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
The move could be considered a surprise, with the fact the team is 11-0 and apparently loaded at the wide receiver position with the 2007 additions of Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Donte Stallworth and Kelley Washington. With Jabar Gaffney, a hold-over from a year ago, and 2006 second round draft pick Chad Jackson still with the team, there didn’t appear to be much room.
But about a week ago Belichick intimated that there would be a roster spot for Brown.
As for whether Brown will play on Monday night in Baltimore, that would be announced just before game time.