Brown scored a seven-yard touchdown on his lone reception on two targets in Monday night's 20-19 win over the Colts in the third preseason game.
Brown was targeted with a bomb downfield on Baltimore's first offensive play of the game. Although he and Joe Flacco were unable to connect on that instance, Brown's electric speed figures to result in more regular deep shots from the Ravens this season ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports. Not just a one-trick pony, however, a seam route in the red zone freed Brown for a bobbling, toe-dragging touchdown catch on his next look. That proved to be his final contribution of the evening, punctuating another encouraging outing for his new team.
Brown has been one of the standouts during training camp and has consistently made big plays during practices, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic Baltimore reports.
Brown's statistics (one reception for 17 yards) were modest in his lone preseason game, but there's little to glean from that with the first-team offense seeing only limited action. Perhaps of greater importance, quarterback Joel Flacco has shown some strong rapport early with Brown in scrimmages and drills, both as a deep target and on intermediate and underneath routes. Michael Crabtree will have a role in the Ravens' passing attack as a chain mover, but after averaging a meager 6.1 yards per target in 2017, he makes for a suspect No. 1 option at receiver. If Brown can stay healthy and keep impressing once the regular season unfolds, it may not take long for him to unseat Crabtree as Flacco's favorite target.
Brown isn't in uniform for Thursday's Hall of Fame Game versus the Bears, freelance NFL writer Jeff Zrebiec reports.
The Ravens completely revamped their receiving corps in the offseason, but the expected top trio of Brown, Michael Crabtree and Willie Snead won't risk their health in the exhibition opener. Expect to experience Brown's explosiveness bit by bit in the preseason, with his most work to come in Week 3.
Brown made several impressive catches -- including a 50-yard touchdown -- during Thursday's practice session, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. "He's had a heck of a camp," said offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg after practice.
The former Arizona Cardinal is quickly making a name for himself in Baltimore. According to Hensley, Brown made a pair of grabs in the red zone and down the sideline that were both more impressive than his long touchdown. What's more, Brown was working against starting corner Marlon Humphrey on two of those plays. Brown's talent is hardly in question, and if he's able to stay healthy, this could be a resurgent season for the speedy wideout.
Brown (knee) returned to the field for Thursday's minicamp practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Brown exited Wednesday's session after tweaking his knee, but he's apparently good to go after receiving treatment. The Ravens may limit Brown's workload Thursday as a precaution, but it doesn't appear that he'll face any restrictions once training camp gets underway later in the summer.
|4||9/30/18||@ PIT||8:20 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ TEN||4:25 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
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|14||12/9/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
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