The Cardinals cut Brown from the practice squad Tuesday. Brown has been unable to secure a role to start the season after spending the last two years in Seattle and compiling 30 receptions for 386 yards and seven touchdowns over 30 games. The 30-year-old receiver likely will look for another practice squad role.
The 49ers released Brown on Thursday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. After getting a week to prove his worth with the 49ers, Brown has been jettisoned in favor of a new pair of receivers (Kevin White and River Cracraft). Brown has been used regularly but in a limited role during seven pro seasons, so he's likely only a phone call away from another chance elsewhere in the league
Brown agreed to a contract with the 49ers on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Brown's tour of the NFC West continues. After spending the first five years of his career with the Cardinals, he was a depth wideout in Seattle the past two seasons. He now joins a banged-up San Francisco receiving corps, with Deebo Samuel (foot) and Richie James (wrist) on the reserve/non-football injury list and Jalen Hurd (knee) awaiting word on whether he tore his ACL. For his career, Brown has averaged more than two targets per game in just two seasons.
Brown had a tryout with the Texans on Sunday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports. Brown played a limited role in Seattle over the last two years, posting 30 receptions for 220 yards and two touchdowns through 30 games. He wasn't dependable with seven catchless games in 2019, but he could add solid depth elsewhere. He could even do so in Houston, but he likely would be on the roster bubble -- despite DeAndre Hopkins' departure -- after the team added Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb this offseason.
Brown (knee) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's divisional-round game in Green Bay, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. The same can be said for fellow wideout Malik Turner, who passed all the phases of the concussion protocol. Brown thus should be active this weekend, but his opportunities could be few and far between due to the receiving corps getting back to full capacity.
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