The Jets re-signed Brown on Thursday. Brown spent training camp in New York, though he was hampered by a hamstring injury, and the team cut him while trimming down to the initial 53-man roster. With Chris Herndon having been traded, however, another opportunity has opened up for Brown with the Jets.
Brown (hamstring) was released by the Jets on Tuesday. Brown was hampered by a hamstring injury for most of New York's training camp. He was competing for a depth tight end role with the team, but the team has opted to go with Tyler Kroft and Trevon Wesco as the No. 1 and No. 2 players at that position.
Brown suffered a left hamstring injury during Thursday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Brown was unable to finish practice due to the injury, and coach Robert Saleh said that the tight end will be further evaluated to determine the extent of the issue. The 29-year-old has appeared in every game across his last two seasons with the Jets while mainly serving as a contributor on special teams.
The Jets re-signed Brown on Monday, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports. Brown led the Jets in special-teams tackles in 2020, while also catching both of his targets for 31 yards and appearing in all 16 regular-season games. By virtue of his depth utility and acumen on special teams, Brown certainly could earn tenure on the active roster for a third straight season.
Brown caught his only target for 18 yards in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Patriots. Brown caught a ball in each of New York's last two games after previously going without a catch all season. He'll hope to make a roster as a depth tight end next season, be it with the Jets or another team.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/24||@New England Patriots||3||1.00|
|14||12/12||New Orleans Saints||13||4.00|
|17||01/02||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||7.00|
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|3 Year Avg||4||3||34||0||2||11.33||3|