Brown caught two of three targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 27-20 win over New England.
Brown has taken on a higher profile the last two weeks, recording five targets, four catches and a touchdown. He was the second-leading tight end in terms of snap count (27, 44 percent) Sunday, but it remains a crap shoot which of Brown, Jordan Akins or Darren Fells could be the leader in production on any given week. The position group could take on a higher profile Week 12 as both Randall Cobb (toe) and Kenny Stills (quadriceps) are questionable heading into a Thanksgiving Day match in Detroit.
Brown caught two of two targets for 21 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Browns.
Brown surprisingly led Houston's tight ends in targets -- the first time that's happened in 2020 -- and scored his first touchdown of the season. His 16-yard touchdown catch brought the Texans within one score late in the fourth quarter, but the Browns were able to run out the clock. Brown currently sits third on the depth chart behind Jordan Akins and Darren Fells.
Brown failed to catch his only target in Sunday's 27-25 win over Jacksonville.
He saw added competition for snaps Sunday with the return of Jordan Akins, who had missed three contests with a concussion and ankle injury. Brown finished second among the position group with 25 snaps, behind Darren Fells (33) and ahead of Akins (22), but Akins should receive a greater share going forward. Brown has caught three of four targets for 32 yards in six games this season.
Brown was not targeted in Sunday's 35-20 loss to Green Bay.
Brown lined up as the No. 2 tight end for a third straight game but was given little attention. Since Jordan Akins (ankle) has been sidelined, Brown has three catches on three targets over the last three weeks. Once Akins returns, Brown will be relegated to third string.
Brown caught two of two targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 42-36 overtime loss to the Titans.
Brown stepped in for the injured Jordan Akins (concussion, ankle) for the second straight week and played 30 snaps (42 percent), similar to last week's usage. One of his catches came in the red zone, his first such target of the season. Akins was a limited participant in practice last week before being declared inactive for Sunday, so he may be nearing a return, which would relegate Brown to third on the depth chart.
Brown caught his lone target for four yards in Sunday's 30-14 win over Jacksonville.
Brown played a season-high 24 snaps and had his first target of the season as he moved up the depth chart with Jordan Akins (concussion) being sidelined for Week 5. Brown is primarily a blocker, so fantasy managers should expect limited offensive contributions.
Brown signed with the Texans' active roster Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Texans placed Kahale Warring (undisclosed) on injured reserve Tuesday and elevated Brown to the active roster in a corresponding move. Brown played in nine games for the Browns last season and recorded two receptions for 27 yards over 182 offensive snaps.
The Texans signed Brown to their practice squad Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Brown entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2017 as an Oakland Raider. He was most recently with the Browns, who waived him at the end of training camp in 2020. He has two career receptions for 27 yards.
Brown was waived by Cleveland on Sunday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Brown initially made the 53-man roster but was cut after Cleveland claimed Joe Jackson and Vincent Taylor off waivers. The 26-year-old tight end served in a run-blocking role with the Browns last season, so he could be retained on the practice squad.
Brown (foot) was removed from the active/PUP list Saturday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Brown's stay on the PUP list lasted just over one week as the reserve tight end passed his physical. The 26-year-old will need to string together an impressive training camp in order to earn a roster spot, particularly with Austin Hooper, David Njoku and Harrison Bryant locked in atop the positional group.
The Browns" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" data-league-abbreviation="NFL" data-team-abbreviation="CLE">Browns placed Brown (foot) on the active/PUP list Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The nature and severity of Brown's foot injury remains unknown, but he'll now need to gain medical clearance before joining teammates at practice. He's competing for a depth roster spot in Cleveland's crowded tight-end room behind Austin Hooper, David Njoku and Harrison Bryant.
Brown (illness) may be forced to compete with Stephen Carlson for a single depth tight end role, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
In addition to signing Austin Hooper to the most expensive contract for a tight end earlier this offseason, Cleveland invested a fourth-round pick in rookie Harrison Bryant during April's draft. As a result, Brown looks firmly situated behind at least three other options in the team's tight end room, leaving him to tentatively compete for a sole depth role left up for grabs. That said, new coach Kevin Stefanski did utilize multiple tight ends at the highest rate in the league last season (57 percent), per Trotter, so Cleveland could be motivated to utilized a larger than standard amount of players at the position.
Brown (illness) will remain with the Browns after the team placed a contract tender on the exclusive rights free agent.
The 25-year-old had a quiet role for the Browns in 2019, suiting up in just nine games, and he accumulated two catches for 27 yards. With the team signing Austin Hooper to the richest contract for a tight end in the league Monday, Brown likely will assume a depth or blocking role heading into the 2020 season.
Brown (illness) is inactive Week 17 against Cincinnati.
Brown was a late addition to Friday's injury report due to illness, and that will be at least one of the factors keeping him off the active roster for the sixth consecutive week. Fellow tight end Ricky Seals-Jones overcame an illness of his own to suit up this week, while David Njoku is back on the roster as well after being a healthy scratch in consecutive weeks.
Brown is questionable for Sunday's divisional contest against the Bengals due to an illness, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Brown was added to Friday's injury report as a non-participant. With Ricky Seals-Jones (illness) also listed as questionable, Brown could be in line for a slight uptick in offensive snaps if cleared to suit up for Sunday's season finale.
Brown (concussion) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's contest against the Bills, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Brown has managed to fully clear the league's five-step concussion protocol, putting him on track to suit up versus the Bills on Sunday after a one-game absence. With Ricky Seals-Jones (knee) listed as questionable and considered a game-time decision, Brown could be in line for increased work Week 10.
Brown (concussion) was spotted at the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Brown didn't practice Wednesday and missed Week 9's loss to the Broncos, so a return to practice in any capacity represents tangible progress. The depth tight end will need to fully clear the five-step concussion protocol, including meeting with an independent neurologist, before suiting up for game action.
Brown (concussion) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Brown remains in concussion protocol ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Bills. The Browns are currently short on tight ends with Ricky Seals-Jones (knee) considered day-to-day, so Demetrius Harris and Stephen Carlson could be the top two options at the position.
Brown (concussion) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Brown will need to fully clear the league's concussion protocol before retaking the field. As long as he's unable to go, Stephen Carlson will serve as Cleveland's No. 3 tight end.
Brown (concussion) will not practice Thursday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Brown is working to clear the league's five-step protocol for head injuries. The 25-year-old will need to receive full clearance before retaking the field, including meeting with an independent neurologist, so he appears to be trending toward missing Sunday's tilt against the Broncos.
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