Patriots put Trent Brown on IR, promote 4 to active roster

The New England Patriots placed right tackle Trent Brown on injured reserve and elevated four players to the active roster on Saturday.Brown, who is nursing a right calf injury, joins right guard Shaq Mason (abdomen) with injuries while left tackle Isaiah Wynn and left guard Mike Onwenu remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list.Center David Andrews will see a bevy of new faces on Sunday as the Patriots (1-3) visit the Houston Texans (1-3) on Sunday.The Patriots elevated offensive linemen James Ferentz, Alex Redmond and rookie Will Sherman as well as defensive back Myles Bryant from the practice squad.Brown, 28, has played in 64 career games (61 starts) with the San Francisco 49ers (2015-17), Patriots (2018, present) and the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders (2019-20).Ferentz, 32, has played in 45 career games (four starts) with the Denver Broncos (2015-16) and Patriots.