Brown signed a two-year contract with the 49ers on Friday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Brown has lost the kicker battle in Cincinnati three years in a row, so he'll look to challenge Robbie Gould in San Francisco. Brown looks to be insurance in case Gould, 36, gets injured. It's Gould's job to lose, as he has converted 82 of his last 85 field-goal attempts (96 percent), and the 49ers put the franchise tag on him in February.
Brown was waived by the Bengals on Saturday, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. As expected, Brown lost out to Randy Bullock in a competition for Cincinnati's kicker job.
The Bengals signed Brown to a reserve/future contract Monday, Laurel Pfahler of the Dayton Daily News reports. Brown, who finished the season as a member of the Bengals' practice squad, could get the opportunity to compete with Randy Bullock for the team's kicking gig during training camp. The 25-year-old Brown has yet to make his NFL debut.
Brown signed with the Bengals' practice squad Thursday, Jay Morrison of the Dayton Daily News reports. Brown, an undrafted second-year kicker out of Lousiville, originally signed with Cincinnati in May 2016 before suffering an undisclosed injury in spring workouts. He was then subsequently placed on injured reserve, only to be waived with an injury settlement. Brown eventually returned in January 2017, but he lost out in a three-man competition and was released prior to training camp. The current Bengals kicker, Randy Bullock, is signed through 2018, so Brown is essentially returning to the team to serve as outside competition come offseason workouts.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||22||7.38|
|6||10/13||@Los Angeles Rams||19||7.32|
|12||11/24||Green Bay Packers||21||7.38|
|14||12/08||@New Orleans Saints||1||5.72|
|16||12/22||Los Angeles Rams||19||7.32|