The Eagles placed Brown on the reserve/retired list Sunday.
Brought in by the Eagles this offseason to compete for a starting linebacker spot, Brown instead has opted for retirement before the campaign kicks off. With the 26-year-old out of the picture, second-year pro T.J. Edwards has a much easier path to take on middle linebacker for Philly this season.
Brown signed a one-year contract with the Eagles on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Brown joins a retooled Eagles defense and is expected to compete with Duke Riley, Nate Gerry and T.J. Edwards for a starting job. The 26-year-old put together a productive three-year stretch with the Chargers, compiling 255 tackles, 4.5 sacks and three forced fumbles across 43 games, but injuries and general ineffectiveness against the run ultimately forced him out of the starting lineup in 2019, as Brown would play just 94 defensive snaps after averaging 580 to begin his career. Brown is likely one of the fastest linebackers in the NFL, but with a listed height of 5-foot-11 and weighing just 221 pounds, he might be a bit undersized to be a reliable two-down linebacker, and he never developed enough coverage skills to be effective in the passing game.
Brown posted just 10 tackles (eight solo) in 13 games during the 2019 season.
It's not clear why Brown fell so far down the Chargers' depth chart, but after three straight seasons playing 500 or more defensive snaps it was stunning to see the fourth-year linebacker a healthy inactive for the latter part of 2019. The 25-year-old should make for an intriguing case study on a new team, as Brown is not expected to return to the Chargers after playing out his rookie deal.
Brown (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Brown is a healthy scratch for Week 8. His inactive status seems to have come as a result of poor tackling during Week 7's loss to the Titans.
Brown (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
With a full practice under his belt, Brown will be ready to make his 2019 debut. It's unclear how Brown will fit in on defense, as Thomas Davis has played every snap so far, while Kyzir White punched in at 89 percent, and Uchenna Nwosu has filled in sparingly. It's likely that Brown takes a similar role to Nwosu since Davis and White have looked solid thus far.
Brown (ankle) was officially listed as inactive for Sunday's showdown in Detroit.
Brown was unable to suit up in Week 1 due to the injury, and will have to wait at least another week to make his 2019 debut. His absence likely won't impact the defense too much, considering he's used in more of a depth role on defense and special teams.
Brown (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Lions.
Brown missed the season opener, but he didn't practice all week and was tagged as doubtful ahead of that game. Now, he's been a limited participant in practice, and a questionable listing is more favorable. If Brown is ultimately ruled out, though, he appears to be on track to play Week 3 against the Texans.
Brown (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Colts.
Brown had an excellent 2018 campaign with 97 tackles (61 solo) and five pass breakups. He'll sit out the season opener, and Uchenna Nwosu will start at outside linebacker. It's possible, however, that Nwosu was expected to be the starter regardless of Brown's injury.
Brown (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Colts.
Brown continues to manage his recovery from an ankle injury suffered in the 2018 regular-season finale. A timetable for his return remains undisclosed, but Brown still appears on track to contribute at some point during the early weeks of the season.
Brown (ankle) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.
Brown seems to be still feeling the effects of an ankle injury he suffered in the 2018 regular-season finale. He was originally slated to return for Week 3 of the preseason, but this news suggests he's still not ready. Expect the team to update Brown's status throughout the week, but if he can't go Sunday, Kyzir White stands to benefit with an increase in snaps.
Brown (ankle) was activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday.
Brown was originally not expected to return until Week 3 of the preseason, but with the linebacker already being activated, it looks like a return could potentially come sooner. Brown's activity in practice should be a good indicator on how soon he will be able to play in games for the Chargers.
Brown (ankle) is expected to return around Week 3 of the preseason, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Brown began training camp on the PUP list due to an ankle injury sustained during the 2018 regular-season finale, but he's not expected to miss the entirety of the preseason. During his relatively brief upcoming absence, however, expect Kyzir White (knee) and Uchenna Nwosu to see additional reps at outside linebacker next to Thomas Davis.
Brown (ankle) will begin training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.
Brown is rehabbing from an ankle injury sustained during the 2018 regular-season finale versus Denver. A timetable for his return remains undisclosed. Brown racked up a career-high 97 tackles across 15 games in 2018, in addition to one sack, five defended passes and one forced fumble.
Brown was placed on injured reserve Monday, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.
This is no surprise, considering Brown has already been ruled out for the postseason due to an ankle injury he picked up in the regular-season finale against Denver. It's not clear when the linebacker is expected to be healthy again, or if he'll be limited when OTAs come around in late April. In any case, the ascending talent is under contract with Los Angeles for one more season after cranking out a career-high 97 tackles over 15 games in 2018.
Brown (ankle) is ruled out for the remainder of the Chargers' postseason run due to an ankle injury, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Brown sustained an undisclosed ankle injury during Sunday's win over the Broncos, the severity of which will keep him sidelined throughout the upcoming postseason. Hayes Pullard is expected to draw the start at left outside linebacker in Brown's absence.
Brown (ankle) is ruled out to return to Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Hayes Pullard will continue to draw the start at left outside linebacker as long as Brown remains sidelined.
Brown is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Broncos due to an ankle injury.
Brown was carted to the locker room during the first half of Sunday's game, according to Sam Fortier of The Athletic. Hayes Pullard will slot into the starting lineup as long as Brown remains sidelined.
Brown tallied 11 tackles (six solo) in the 33-30 win over the Steelers on Sunday.
Brown has been incredibly productive since Denzel Perryman (knee/hamstring) went on IR in Week 10, accumulating double-digit tackle numbers in three of the past five games. As a result, the third-year linebacker appears poised to blow away his career-high in tackles (79) and may force the Chargers to seriously consider starting Brown at inside linebacker to begin next season's campaign.
Brown record seven tackles (four solo) and one tackle for a loss in the 45-10 win Sunday over the Cardinals.
Brown has filled in nicely for Denzel Perryman (knee/hamstring), tallying 26 tackles in the three weeks he's taken over as the starter. The third-year linebacker should be poised for another big outing when the Chargers travel to take on the Steelers next week.
Brown accumulated eight tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's 23-22 loss to the Broncos.
Brown -- who has 30 total tackles over the past three weeks -- is second on the Chargers in that category, trailing only Derwin James. With Denzel Perryman (knee) out for the season, Brown's playing time and production have increased, as has his IDP value.