The Patriots preseason has been a rough one for injuries. They lost Warren, Holt, Bodden and now McGowan all for the season. Brandon, a safety, was instramental in the run game, acting as an extra linebacker but in safety form.
McGowan injured his chest and will be placed on the IR. While its not as big a Warren or Bodden, McGowan was a great match up play when playing run heavy teams or teams with great Tight Ends.