Brown has been waived by the Jets. Brown's release clears roster space for newly-signed Randell Johnson, who will look to fill Brown's role as a reserve option at linebacker for the Jets.
Brown was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Brown's three-year tenure with the Ravens ended abruptly Saturday, but he has found a new home with Jacksonville. Despite the fact that he has never started an NFL game, Brown appeared in all 16 games for Baltimore last season.
Brown was cut by the Ravens on Saturday. The 2013 second-round draft pick had been battling Zachary Orr for the starting job at middle linebacker, but after losing out on that gig, he was likely deemed expendable due to his lack of special teams prowess. He'll try to latch on elsewhere for a team in need of a run-stuffing middle linebacker.
Brown is expected to competed with Zachary Orr for the starting job vacated by Daryl Smith, The Baltimore Sun reports. A 2013 second-round selection, Brown has mostly worked on special teams thus far, recording just 17 tackles in 30 career games, with 15 of those tackles coming in his rookie year. Zachary Orr, a 2014 undrafted free agent, mostly worked ahead of Brown throughout the offseason program, after serving as the top backup to C.J. Mosley and Daryl Smith last year. Orr is the clear favorite to start Week 1, but Brown still has time to make a push during training camp.
Linebacker Arthur Brown has had a disappointing two years in the NFL since being drafted as a possible replacement for Ravens legend Ray Lewis, but he is hoping that getting bigger will help him make an impact, per the Baltimore Sun. Brown played in just four games last season and made zero tackles. In the offseason, Brown bulked up to 242 pounds in the hopes of seeing more playing time. "I'm getting bigger," Brown said. "I put on some weight and I'm maintaining it right now. I do feel good moving around. It's about keeping it on." Brown will have to first start on special teams since he is third on the Ravens depth chart at inside linebacker. That's how I need to make it on the field is in that phase of the game," he said.