Brown (ankle/knee) was recently cleared to resume all football activities, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Brown revealed that he received a clean bill of health shortly after re-signing with the Bengals on a three-year, $21 million deal. He missed the final seven games of 2018 due to the injury, finishing the season with 42 tackles (27 solo) and two interceptions in seven contests. Dehner relays that Brown wants to shed 15 pounds this offseason, which would aid the linebacker's sideline-to-sideline speed and perhaps help him boost his tackle count.
Brown came to terms Tuesday with the Bengals on a three-year, $21 million contract, Fletcher Page of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Brown played just seven games during an injury plagued 2018 season that saw him end up on IR. He totaled 42 tackles (27 solo) and four passes defensed, including two interceptions on the year. At the very least, he'll help shore up the Bengals' defense once again in 2019, though Brown could be pushed to the outside if the team invests an early selection in a middle linebacker.
The Bengals placed Brown (leg) on injured reserve Tuesday. Brown injured his leg against the Saints in Week 10, and he was originally expected to miss multiple weeks, though the exact extent of the injury wasn't disclosed. Now, the linebacker will miss the rest of the season after being placed on injured reserve.
Brown (leg) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports. The leg injury Brown sustained last Sunday against the Saints is expected to sideline him for multiple weeks, so this isn't surprising. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but the 26-year-old will miss at least one game, while a multi-game absence remains a distinct possibility. Nick Vigil (knee) has also been ruled out while Vontaze Burfict (hip) has some hope to return since he is listed as questionable.
Brown didn't practice Wednesday due to a leg injury. Brown's absence early in the week casts some doubt on his availability for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Should he wind up missing out, Hardy Nickerson would likely step into a starting role.
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