Brown (foot) has been running routes and catching passes in workouts with quarterback Lamar Jackson. It's a strong indication that Brown emerged without any complications from winter surgery to remove a screw in his left foot. He initially had surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury last January, missing spring practices and the beginning of training camp. Jackson and coach John Harbaugh both mentioned that Brown was never at full strength during his rookie campaign, with the foot injury and an ankle sprain often limiting his participation in practice. The young wideout missed two games and was listed as questionable for seven others, but he scored seven touchdowns in 14 regular-season appearances and then added 126 yards in Baltimore's lone playoff game. Brown appears locked in as the team's No. 1 wideout for 2020.
Brown had offseason surgery to remove a screw from his foot, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The screw was placed in Brown's foot when he had Lisfranc surgery last January. The follow-up procedure is less serious, as it could limit his involvement in the offseason program but should allow for full participation in training camp. The 2019 first-round pick finished his rookie campaign on a high note with seven catches for 126 yards in a playoff loss to Tennessee.
Coach John Harbaugh and quarterback Lamar Jackson both said Brown wasn't at full strength during his rookie season, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports. Brown had Lisfranc surgery last January and didn't begin practicing until the very end of July. His snap share trended up each week throughout September, but he then sprained his ankle on the other leg Week 5 at Pittsburgh. When all was said and done, Brown missed two games and played through a 'questionable' tag in seven others, reaching 75 percent snap share on just three occasions. One of those instances was the playoff loss to Tennessee, in which Brown caught seven of 11 targets for 126 yards. The Ravens figure to make his usage more consistent in 2020, though it's fair to wonder if Brown's slight frame might make durability a career-long concern.
Brown brought in seven of 11 targets for 126 yards in the Ravens' 28-12 divisional-round loss to the Titans on Saturday. The rookie had a mostly disappointing finish to the regular season, as he'd managed no more than 45 receiving yards in any of his last five games while finding the end zone only once during that span. Brown helped make up for that multi-game lull with a spectacular showing Saturday, albeit in defeat. His reception, receiving yardage and target totals all paced the Ravens for the night, and he had one of the better plays of the game with an impressive one-handed grab in Titans territory in the first half. Brown finished his first pro season with a solid 46-584-7 line over 14 contests, and he'll look to put together more consistent production as the likely top receiving option in the team's air attack in 2020.
Brown (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers but isn't expected to play in the contest, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Ravens have already clinched the AFC's No. 1 seed and are expected to lean heavily on a lineup of backup players in a meaningless regular-season finale, so the team's top wideout won't be in store for any work. Brown likely would have been inactive for the contest if the Ravens hadn't already dedicated all seven of those spots to resting or injured players.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/29||Kansas City Chiefs||4||16.68|
|10||11/16||@New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|16||12/27||New York Giants||29||26.00|
|3 Year Avg||71||46||584||7||24||12.70||100|