- Mike Reiss, ESPN New England Patriots reporter
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Rookie Sergio Brown is third on the safety depth chart.
The Browns' leading receiver is tight end Benjamin Watson (30 catches), and with a safety a strong possibility to be in coverage against him, Chung's absence affects that possible matchup.
Mike Reiss covers the Patriots for ESPNBoston.com.
Patriots safety Pat Chung, who missed last week's win over the Vikings with a knee injury, has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game.