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Patriots Daily: Is Troy Brown Staying in New England?



West head coach and New England Patriots wide receiver and kickoff returners coach Troy Brown watches before the East-West Shrine Bowl NCAA college football game Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The New England Patriots have filled out nearly all of their coaching staff. However, two positions yet to be filled are the tight ends and wide receivers coaches. Last year those roles were held by Will Lawing and Troy Brown respectively. Lawing is rumored to be joining Bill O’Brien’s staff at Boston College. Brown’s future is less clear.

ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported on Sunday that Troy Brown does have an offer to return to the Patriots staff, though it is unclear in what capacity that would be. New England’s wide receivers have not excelled under Brown’s watch, though it is tough to say how much of that can be attributed to coaching. Brown did oversee the ascension of Jakobi Meyers and DeMario Douglas performed well as a rookie last season. Kendrick Bourne was also having a career year in 2023 before his injury.

Options for Troy Brown

When coaching candidates were discussed here for these openings, it was written:

“New England Patriots legend Troy Brown has been the wide receivers coach in Foxboro for the past two seasons. He has also worked with running backs (2020) and returners (2020-2023) during his four-year tenure on the coaching staff. Due to struggles with the production of the team’s wide receivers, Brown may not retain this position. He may remain on staff working with the return game, and possibly assisting with receivers, even if the team goes elsewhere for their wide receivers coach.”

With Tiquan Underwood getting hired as assistant wide receivers coach, that role is now taken. Brown could remain working with return specialists and be an assistant special teams coach. After working as an offensive coordinator at the Senior Bowl, however, it is unclear if he would be interested in whatever job is on the table if it involves relinquishing his former post. Perhaps joining O’Brien’s staff at BC could be in the cards?

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Football Fun Fact of the Day

In 2004 the New England Patriots were forced to use Troy Brown as a defensive back at times. He intercepted three passes, which would have led New England in 2023.

Brown is also second in NFL history for receptions and receiving yards among players drafted in the eighth round. The only player above him in each category is Miami Dolphins star Mark Clayton. With the NFL Draft having been shortened to seven rounds in 1997 that distinction may never change.

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