Brown (oblique) signed a one-year contract with the Eagles on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Brown spent the past two seasons in Washington, averaging 7.7 tackles per game in 29 appearances (25 starts) while battling a number of injuries. He peaked in 2016 with 149 tackles and four sacks for Buffalo, and he's generally displayed impressive pass-rushing skill for an inside linebacker with 17.5 sacks in 94 career games. The 29-year-old should have an edge over L.J. Fort to replace Jordan Hicks (Cardinals) as the starting middle linebacker in Philadelphia's 4-3 defense. There's no shortage of IDP upside if Brown can secure a three-down role, though it isn't clear if he's made a full recovery from the oblique injury he played through last season.
Brown said that he played through the 2018 season with a torn oblique and "should have sat out," JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. Brown finished up the year with 96 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles, a stark decrease in production compared to his last two seasons. It now appears that part of the reason for Brown's statistical regression can be attributed to playing through a torn oblique for much of 2018, which the veteran linebacker describes as having been "painful every day." Brown will benefit from a full offseason to recover from his injury and attempt to bounce back in 2019. However, amidst reports that the Redskins are considering moving on from Brown, the 29-year-old's next chance could come elsewhere in the league.
Brown (illness) said he sees "the writing on the wall" with respect to his future in Washington, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Brown missed part of Sunday's 40-16 loss to the Giants with what was believed to be an illness. As Keim reports, however, it now appears that coach Jay Gruden benched Brown on Sunday instead. Washington opted to start Shaun Dion Hamilton in Brown's place, but Brown ended up in the game after Hamilton sustained a shoulder injury. Brown has 80 tackles (56 solo) and two forced fumbles over 13 games this season.
Brown (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports. Excused from practice Thursday due to an illness, Brown handled every rep at Friday's session but still entered the weekend with a "questionable" tag. With the ailment behind him, the linebacker should be a great IDP option against an offense that may run the ball more often than usual without the services of Odell Beckham (quadriceps).
Brown (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants. Brown was added to Washington's injury report Thursday after the ailment prevented him from practicing. It's unclear how much progress he has made a day later, but it apparently wasn't enough to give the Redskins full confidence he would be ready to go for the weekend. With Brown's status for Week 14 uncertain, those relying on him in IDP settings should have another option in reserve in the event the linebacker is included on the Redskins' inactive list, which will be released 90 minutes prior to the 1 PM ET kickoff. Through 12 games this season, Brown has compiled 78 tackles and forced two fumbles.
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