Brown hauled in two passes for 74 yards in Saturday's 24-14 preseason loss to the Chargers.
Both of Brown's receptions were deep balls along the sidelines, with the second catch being made despite defensive pass interference by Chargers' starting FS Jahleel Addae. Brown took the No. 1 wideout reps as Doug Baldwin (knee) and Tyler Lockett (foot) sat out, but it was an impressive showing that could get him more looks when the regular season commences.
Brown recorded one reception for nine yards in Thursday's 19-17 preseason loss to the Colts.
Brown signed with the Seahawks in March and is battling Tyler Lockett and Brandon Marshall for a top-three role. The 28-year-old can stretch the field with his speed, while his 6-foot-3 frame can hoist him over defenders when necessary. Marshall sat out Thursday while both Lockett and Brown logged limited reps, so the receiver picture didn't get any clearer.
Brown's two-year contract with Seattle has a base value of $5.5 million and includes $2.75 million fully guaranteed, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
The deal sounds about right for a useful special teams player who failed to impress when tasked with a key role on offense the past five years for the Cardinals. Brown set career highs across the board last season with 31 catches for 477 yards and four touchdowns on 69 targets (6.9 YPT), but he required 819 offensive snaps (51.2 per game) to get there. The Seahawks probably prefer to slot him in fourth or fifth on the wideout depth chart, hoping that Amara Darboh, Marcus Johnson or a draft pick can earn a job alongside Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett in three-wide formations.
Brown had 31 receptions for 477 yards and four touchdowns -- all career highs -- in 16 games for the Cardinals in 2017. The 28-year-old is likely to compete with Tyler Lockett -- who saw diminished playing time over the course of last season -- for snaps in 2018, although wide receiver could certainly be a position the Seahawks target in next month's draft.
Brown notched 31 catches (on 69 targets) for 477 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games during the 2017 season.
Brown took advantage of a receiving corps plagued by injuries and inconsistency, setting career highs across the board in the process. In particular, fellow wideout John Brown missed six games due to a combination of complications with his sickle-cell trait and a turf-toe issue, while J.J. Nelson didn't have more than two receptions in a game after Week 5. The preceding helped Brown nearly match the offensive snap count from his first four years as a pro combined -- 737, versus 709 in 2017. Question marks abound at his position with only Larry Fitzgerald, Nelson and Chad Williams under contract next season, so Jaron Brown seems like a decent bet to land back in the Arizona desert as an unrestricted free agent.
|4||9/30/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ OAK||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/28/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
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