Brown finished the 2020 season with 34 tackles (21 solo), two sacks and four passes defended in 16 games played. Brown was drafted seventh overall last year and immediately became a starter in the middle of the Panthers' defense. At 6-5 and 318 pounds, Brown proved to be a disruptive interior presence, playing 70 percent of Carolina's defensive snaps overall and pitching in with a pair of sacks of Aaron Rodgers in Week 15. The 22-year-old will now aim to elevate his game further heading into his second season.
Brown finished with three solo tackles and two sacks in Saturday's 24-16 loss to the Packers. Brown's first career sacks came against Aaron Rodgers of all people, giving the rookie a day to remember despite his team losing once again. With two games remaining this season, Brown currently sports 32 tackles and two passes defended to go with Saturday's pair of quarterback takedowns.
The Panthers activated Brown (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Brown ultimately spent less than a week on the COVID-19 list, and he'll be eligible to suit up for Sunday's game against the Broncos. The rookie first-round pick is still looking for his first sack.
Brown (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. It's unknown if the 22-year-old is a close contact of an infected individual or if he tested positive for the virus. Brown needs to clear the COVID-19 protocols before being able to return to the active roster.
Brown finished with three tackles (two solo), including 1.5 for a loss, in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Bears. Brown also registered a quarterback hit, putting forth a strong showing the middle of Carolina's defense. Through six games, the rookie first-rounder has made 13 tackles, including 5.5 behind the line of scrimmage, but he's still awaiting his first career sack.