FOXBOROUGH -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked two questions on receiver Troy Brown during his press conference today (10:50 a.m.). Brown, who opened the year on the physically unable to perform list, had his practice clock started Nov. 6.
The team has 21 days from that point to decide whether to activate Brown to the active roster or place him on season-ending injured reserve. The Patriots already have six receivers on their roster.
The Q&A from today's press conference:
We know you hold Troy Brown in very high regard, and that you make decisions based on what is best for the football team, so is it hard when you evaluate situations like Troy's to separate that high regard with what's best for the team?
"I think you always have to put the team first. That's bigger than all of us. But Troy is a special guy. He's done a lot to help this football team win a lot of games since I've been here, and before that. That's all well respected and pretty well documented. At the same time, this year is this year, and we'll do what's best for the team this year. He understands that. We all do."
How has he looked in practice?
"Troy looks like Troy. We've all seen him play. He doesn't look 6-2 [laughter]."