A.J. Brown

Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #1
Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #1
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A.J. Brown News

Leading receiver in win

Brown caught four of 10 targets for 95 yards in Sunday's 22-16 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Even with Jalen Hurts being held back in his return from a shoulder strain, Brown still nearly recorded his sixth 100-yard game of the season. The 25-year-old wideout wraps up his first regular season in Philadelphia with 88 catches on 145 targets for 1,496 yards, all career highs, and 11 touchdowns (tying the mark he hit in 2020), and he and Hurts will now get a week to rest with the Eagles having secured the top seed in the NFC and a first-round bye.

Jan 8, 2023 7:48 PM EST

Breaks free for long touchdown

Brown recorded four catches on nine targets for 97 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: The Eagles offense was held in check for much of the day, and Brown had only two catches for 15 yards until late in the third quarter. Things changed quickly, however, as he had a catch and run of 78 yards to reach the end zone and account for the longest play of the day by either team. Brown has either a touchdown or 100 receiving yards in each of his last six games.

Jan 1, 2023 1:41 PM EST

Good to go

Brown (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Analysis: Brown and Miles Sanders (knee) both resumed full practice participation Friday and avoided injury designations for the game, while QB Jalen Hurts (shoulder) is listed as doubtful. Brown topped 100 yard last week in Minshew's first start of the season, albeit with teammate DeVonta Smith having an even bigger game in a close, shootout loss to the Cowboys.

Dec 30, 2022 12:38 PM EST

Stays limited at practice

Brown (rest/knee) was a limited practice participant Thursday.

Analysis: The Eagles have held back-to-back walkthroughs this week, for which Brown has had a cap on his reps. Josh Tolentino of The Philadelphia Inquirer noted that Brown was donning a compression sleeve on his left leg as he went through drills. Considering 'rest' was added next to Brown's name on Thursday's injury report, he may not be in any danger of sitting out Sunday against the Saints. Friday's report will reveal whether he has a designation ahead of that contest.

Dec 29, 2022 1:18 PM EST

Limited by knee issue

Brown was limited at Wednesday's walk-through session due to a knee injury.

Analysis: While the Eagles' No. 1 quarterback Jalen Hurts (shoulder) and running back Miles Sanders (knee) were listed DNPs, Brown at least was able to log some on-field reps as the team begins Week 17 prep. Brown has yet to miss a game this season and has seen at least 80 percent of the snaps in eight consecutive contests, so Philly may be capping his workload to keep him as healthy as possible ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Saints.

Dec 28, 2022 1:57 PM EST

Another 100-yard performance

Brown hauled in six of eight targets for 103 yards during Saturday's 40-34 loss at Dallas.

Analysis: Since a sparse Week 10 performance against the Commanders (one seven-yard catch on four targets), Brown has notched 100 receiving yards three times over the last six outings, with that trio all coming in the past four contests. Overall, during that six-game stretch, he's accrued a 36-579-4 line on 53 targets. And the most recent outburst from Brown occurred with Gardner Minshew and not Jalen Hurts (shoulder) under center. There's also a chance Hurts misses a Week 17 matchup with the Saints on Sunday, Jan. 1, but Brown's production doesn't appear to be bothered by the Eagles' quarterback play.

Dec 24, 2022 5:00 PM EST

Career-high 181 yards in win

Brown caught nine of 16 targets for 181 yards in Sunday's 25-20 win over the Bears.

Analysis: DeVonta Smith accounted for 104 of Jalen Hurts' 139 passing yards in the first half, while Brown turned his team-leading six targets into just two catches for 25 yards. In the third quarter, Brown got the Eagles down to the two-yard line with a 29-yard catch to set up Hurts' second rushing touchdown of the afternoon. Then in the fourth, a 68-yard catch helped Brown overtake Smith for the team lead in receiving yards for the game. Brown had a three-game touchdown streak snapped in this one, but the star wide receiver set a new single-game career high in receiving yards thanks to his 156-yard second half, giving him plenty of momentum heading into a Week 16 trip to Dallas.

Dec 18, 2022 1:28 PM EST

Team-high receiving yardage Sunday

Brown secured four of six targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' 48-22 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Analysis: Brown didn't come close to matching his stellar totals from the Week 13 win over his old Titans squad, but he still led the Eagles in receiving yards and secured his 10th touchdown of the season on a 33-yard grab just before the halfway point of the second quarter. Brown also eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark on the season with Sunday's production, and he'll carry a three-game streak with at least one scoring reception into a Week 15 road battle versus the Bears.

Dec 11, 2022 1:42 PM EST

Crushes former team

Brown recorded eight receptions on 10 targets for 119 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 35-10 win over the Titans.

Analysis: Brown faced Tennessee for the first time since being traded during the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. He made his former team pay, delivering touchdowns of 40 and 29 yards to account for the majority of his production. While this marked only his third game of the season surpassing 100 receiving yards, Brown continues to find the end zone at a tremendous clip. He now has nine touchdowns for the season, six of which have come in his last six games.

Dec 4, 2022 2:09 PM EST

Mixed results on SNF

Brown caught four of six targets for 46 yards and a touchdown Sunday, but he did lose a fumble in a 40-33 win over Green Bay.

Analysis: Brown converted a short catch for a score -- his seventh of the campaign -- to help offset an early turnover in an eventual shootout victory. Overall, it was a step in the right direction after the star wideout produced just 67 yards and no scores over his last two contests. Jalen Hurts and Miles Sanders did the heavy lifting against the Packers' porous rush defense (300 combined rushing yards), but Brown and the passing attack may need to flip that script against the Titans' far-superior defensive front Sunday.

Nov 27, 2022 10:54 PM EST

Cleared to play

Brown (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Analysis: Brown returned to practice Friday as a full participant after being limited Thursday, but he did admit after practice that he was still feeling somewhat sick. While the illness might have some impact on his stamina/workload, Brown is cleared to play and belongs in most fantasy lineups.

Nov 25, 2022 12:43 PM EST

Will practice Friday

Coach Nick Sirianni said Friday that Brown (illness) will be back at practice, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Brown missed Thursday's practice with an illness after avoiding the injury report entirely Wednesday, so it's encouraging to see him back and handling reps, even if he ultimately does so in a limited fashion. It remains to be seen whether Brown will officially receive an injury designation for Sunday night's contest against the Packers, but that information will be revealed alongside Philadelphia's final practice report of the week Friday afternoon. Meanwhile, DeVonta Smith (knee) was limited Thursday.

Nov 25, 2022 7:47 AM EST

Comes down with illness

Brown was listed as a non-participant on Thursday's practice report due to an illness.

Analysis: After avoiding the report entirely Wednesday, Brown now is dealing with some sort of ailment. He'll have one more practice and two more days to get healthy enough to be cleared for Sunday's game against the Packers. If Brown is limited or out this weekend, DeVonta Smith would become the Eagles' No. 1 wide receiver by default, but he also was added to Thursday's report as limited by a knee injury. As a result, the situation will be one to watch as the week continues to get a sense of both players' potential to play.

Nov 24, 2022 11:50 AM EST

Contained on the road

Brown caught five passes for 60 yards on seven targets against Indianapolis on Sunday.

Analysis: The Colts doubtlessly tried to roll their coverage toward Brown, and they had some measure of success in doing so, containing Brown and reducing the Philadelphia passing game to a grinding effort instead of its usual big-play tendencies. Brown's abilities make him almost matchup-proof as long as the Eagles can keep Jalen Hurts upright, so a bigger game against Green Bay in Week 12 would make a lot of sense.

Nov 20, 2022 2:09 PM EST

Avoids injury designation

Brown (ankle/rest) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Colts, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Brown reportedly rolled his ankle in the first half last week when he caught only one pass for seven yards in a loss to Washington, but he managed limited practices Wednesday and Thursday before upgrading to full participation Friday. Fellow wideout DeVonta Smith (knee) also avoids an injury designation and should be fine to handle his usual role Sunday against CB Stephon Gilmore and the Colts.

Nov 18, 2022 1:16 PM EST

Another limited practice

Brown (ankle/rest) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.

Analysis: During the media-access portion of the session, both Brown and DeVonta Smith (knee) were spotted hauling in passes during individual drills, per Josh Tolentino of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Both wide receivers maintained their activity level for a second straight day, which, in Brown's case, isn't a surprise after he rolled his ankle during this past Monday's loss to the Commanders. In the end, Friday's injury report will reveal whether or not Brown enters the weekend with a designation for Sunday's contest at Indianapolis.

Nov 17, 2022 1:26 PM EST

Limited by ankle issue

Brown (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's walkthrough practice.

Analysis: Despite rolling his ankle this past Monday against the Commanders, Brown stayed in the game and managed an 81 percent snap share on his way to one catch (on four targets) for seven yards. He told Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia on Wednesday that he expects to be OK and will be able to play Sunday at Indianapolis. Still, Brown's practice reps may be capped Thursday and Friday, after which the Eagles could hand him a designation for Week 11.

Nov 16, 2022 1:38 PM EST

Rolls ankle, should be OK

Brown rolled his ankle during Monday's loss to Washington but expects to be fine for Sunday's game against the Colts, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: The injury helps explain his lack of production Monday night, though the Commanders also get some credit for their recent improvement on defense. Brown reportedly had his ankle wrapped Wednesday morning but isn't worried about missing time apart from practice this week. He'll presumably be listed on Philadelphia's injury report.

Nov 16, 2022 11:26 AM EST

Held to one catch in loss

Brown caught one of four targets for seven yards in Monday's 32-21 loss to the Commanders.

Analysis: Brown spent some time on the sideline after coming out of his break awkwardly on a route early in the game. He promptly returned but didn't seem to be 100 percent, which explains his lack of production against the mediocre Washington secondary. A tougher on-paper matchup awaits in Week 11 against the Colts, but Brown's ability to produce will be impacted more by his health than the opposition, as he came into this one with five touchdowns over the previous three games, and this was only his second game with fewer than 50 receiving yards as a member of the Eagles.

Nov 14, 2022 8:38 PM EST

Finds end zone again Thursday

Brown secured four of six targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' 29-17 win over the Texans on Thursday night.

Analysis: Brow checked in second to Dallas Goedert in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the night, and he recorded his fifth touchdown in the last three games when he brought in a 17-yard scoring strike just before the halfway point of the third quarter to snap a 14-14 tie. Although Brown's stat line was modest overall on a night when Jalen Hurts focused heavily on Dallas Goedert with success, the star wideout naturally remains an elite fantasy asset in any format and should be heavily involved during a Week 10 home divisional clash against the Commanders on Monday night, Nov. 14.

Nov 3, 2022 8:24 PM EST

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