Brown was placed on injured reserve Monday, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports. This is no surprise, considering Brown has already been ruled out for the postseason due to an ankle injury he picked up in the regular-season finale against Denver. It's not clear when the linebacker is expected to be healthy again, or if he'll be limited when OTAs come around in late April. In any case, the ascending talent is under contract with Los Angeles for one more season after cranking out a career-high 97 tackles over 15 games in 2018.
Brown (ankle) is ruled out to return to Sunday's game against the Broncos. Hayes Pullard will continue to draw the start at left outside linebacker as long as Brown remains sidelined.
Brown tallied 11 tackles (six solo) in the 33-30 win over the Steelers on Sunday. Brown has been incredibly productive since Denzel Perryman (knee/hamstring) went on IR in Week 10, accumulating double-digit tackle numbers in three of the past five games. As a result, the third-year linebacker appears poised to blow away his career-high in tackles (79) and may force the Chargers to seriously consider starting Brown at inside linebacker to begin next season's campaign.
Brown accumulated eight tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's 23-22 loss to the Broncos. Brown -- who has 30 total tackles over the past three weeks -- is second on the Chargers in that category, trailing only Derwin James. With Denzel Perryman (knee) out for the season, Brown's playing time and production have increased, as has his IDP value.
Brown recorded 11 tackles across 61 defensive snaps in Sundays' win over the Raiders. Brown now has 45 tackles through eight games this season to go along with a sack and a forced fumble. He should continue to see increased reps now that Denzel Perryman (knee) has been ruled out for the season. If the high tackle counts continue, Brown could warrant himself an IDP option.
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