Brown, who was selected by the Jaguars in the fifth round of this year's draft, will make his first career NFL start due to Smith's absence. Brown logged four tackles (three solo) during last week's loss to the Cardinals, bringing his total to seven tackles on the season.
Brown (hamstring) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Barring any setbacks, Brown will play against the Cardinals on Sunday. However, he'll return to his depth position and should stay off fantasy radars.
Brown (hamstring) was downgraded to out for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Brown was sidelined at practice for the most of the week with a hamstring issue and failed to make the trip to Cleveland with the team. Look for more updates on his injury to come next week when the Jaguars resume practice.
Brown (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Aside from a limited practice Thursday, Brown was otherwise on the sideline during the Jaguars' Week 11 preparations, putting his status for Sunday's contest on shaky ground. The rookie fifth-round pick is a backup linebacker for the Jaguars and won't be in store for much more than special-teams work if he suits up.
Brown (5-foot-11, 238 pounds) is a smaller linebacker but one who was very productive on tough Ohio defenses. He also proved a standout athlete at the Combine, logging a 4.65-second 40 along with a 37-inch vertical, 124-inch broad jump and 6.92-second three-cone drill. This is a player who might start someday, even if the Jaguars depth chart is a little too crowded in the short term.
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