Brown (ankle/knee) was cleared to resume all football activities, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Brown missed the last seven games of the regular season due to the injury, so this news is a welcomed sign, especially after signing a new contract Tuesday. Before the injury, the Louisville product racked up 42 tackles (27 solo) and two interceptions in seven games. Dehner Jr. also noted that Brown wants to shed 15 pounds this offseason, which could make him quicker going forward.
Brown played just seven games during an injury plagued 2018 season that saw him end up on IR. He totaled 42 tackles (27 solo) and four passes defensed, including two interceptions on the year. At the very least, he'll help shore up the Bengals' defense once again in 2019, though Brown could be pushed to the outside if the team invests an early-round selection in a middle linebacker.
Brown injured his leg against the Saints in Week 10, and he was originally expected to miss multiple weeks, though the exact extent of the injury wasn't disclosed. Now, the linebacker will miss the rest of the season after being placed on injured reserve.
Brown (leg) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
The leg injury Brown sustained last Sunday against the Saints is expected to sideline him for multiple weeks, so this isn't surprising. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but the 26-year-old will miss at least one game, while a multi-game absence remains a distinct possibility. Nick Vigil (knee) has also been ruled out while Vontaze Burfict (hip) has some hope to return since his is listed as questionable.
Brown's injury is a knee injury that kept him out of a good chunk of Week 10's loss to the Saints, and it will likely keep him out for multiple weeks, Richard Skinner of Local12.com reports.
Brown wouldn't official confirm the nature of the injury, but he had a huge brace on the knee. "Coach (Marvin Lewis) said I can't speak about injuries," said Brown.
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