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Giants Lose Roosevelt Brown to Injury

Sept. 20, 1962 - The New York Giants will be without the services of Roosevelt Brown (pictured with Tom Landry in 1959), their 260-pound tackle, when they meet the Eagles at Philadelphia Sunday. After a lengthy workout at Fordham University today, the Giants revealed that Brown had received the week off to recuperate from head injuries. The 29-year-old offensive tackle suffered a concussion in an exhibition game with the Green Bay Packers three weeks ago and was knocked around again last week in the Giants’ 17-7 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Coach Allie Sherman decided to give his all-pro tackle the benefit of a week’s rest on the advice of doctors. Brown is in his 10th pro season and has won all-pro honors seven times. To replace him, Sherman will probably move Jack Stroud from guard and fill in at guard with either Greg Larson or Mickey Walker.


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