Brown has seen the majority of his offensive snaps as a blocker since entering the league in 2015, and was not targeted through 14 games with the Bears last season. If the 26-year-old is able to carve out a spot on the 53-man roster, he'll likely play a similar role with the Jets.
Brown's career-high for single season yardage is only 16 receiving yards, so his minimal output isn't overly surprising. The 26-year-old played sparingly on offense as he was mostly utilized on special teams. Brown is set to become a free agent and is likely to have a similar role should he sign elsewhere.
Brown (shoulder) was a full participant at practice Thursday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Brown was limited in practice last week and was inactive for the season opener in Green Bay, but appears recovered from the shoulder injury he suffered at the end of August. The 26-year-old is listed as the No. 4 tight end on the Bears depth chart, and is unlikely to make an offensive impact with Trey Burton, Dion Sims and Ben Braunecker currently healthy.
Brown (shoulder) was limited in Friday's practice and is considered doubtful to play in Sunday's game against the Packers.
Brown has been nursing a shoulder injury since the team's preseason finale against the Bills, and while he still managed to make the final roster, the tight end will likely have to remain sidelined for at least one more week.
Brown sustained a shoulder injury during Thursday's preseason finale against the Bills, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Brown had two receptions for 46 yards in 17 offensive snaps prior to suffering the injury. The 26-year-old was designated doubtful to return but the severity of the issue is not known.