A.J. Brown

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

First touchdown with new team

Brown caught five passes for 85 yards and one touchdown on 10 targets against Washington on Sunday.

Analysis: The touchdown was Brown's first with the Eagles, but Brown's peripheral stats to this point and the production of the Eagles passing game in general give reason to believe many more touchdowns are on the way. Through three games Brown has 20 catches for 309 yards and the touchdown on 31 targets, which is a very healthy target rate -- a major improvement over the per-game target numbers he saw previously in Tennessee. If Jalen Hurts keeps playing as well as he has then usage like this will bring Brown yardage and touchdowns both.

Sep 25, 2022 1:48 PM EST

Quieter in Week 2 win

Brown secured five of eight targets for 69 yards in the Eagles' 24-7 win over the Vikings on Monday night.

Analysis: Brown was tied with Dallas Goedert for second in receptions on the night for the Eagles and led the way in targets, but unlike Week 1, he shared the wealth with fellow wideout DeVonta Smith. The big-bodied receiver also had a brief visit to the medical tent in the first half for an undisclosed issue per Adam Schefter of ESPN, but he returned to the game shortly thereafter. Brown and Jalen Hurts are clearly in sync two games into their working relationship, and despite the presence of other talented options in the air attack, the prized offseason addition should be set for another big role in a Week 3 divisional road clash with the Commanders.

Sep 19, 2022 8:52 PM EST

Spectacular in Eagles debut

Brown brought in 10 of 13 targets for 155 yards in the Eagles' 38-35 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: The star wideout wasted no time making an impact in his first taste of regular-season action as a member of the Eagles, kickstarting his afternoon with four receptions for 62 yards on Philadelphia's second possession and going on to record game-high reception, receiving yardage and target totals. Brown had a game-long 54-yard grab for good measure, the particularly voluminous target share he enjoyed Sunday isn't necessarily to be the norm, considering fellow wideout DeVonta Smith was held without a catch on four targets and promising slot man Quez Watkins didn't log a single look. However, Brown will undoubtedly play another big role in a Week 2 home showdown against the Vikings on Monday night, Sept. 19.

Sep 11, 2022 2:00 PM EST

Not expected to play Saturday

Brown is unlikely to play in Saturday's preseason finale versus the Dolphins with coach Nick Sirianni expected to sit Eagles starters, Josh Tolentino of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Brown's next game action will arrive Week 1 against the Lions on Sunday, Sept. 11. In his first season with the Eagles, the 2019 second-rounder is slated to log plenty of snaps and targets from quarterback Jalen Hurts while working alongside fellow wideout DeVonta Smith.

Aug 27, 2022 3:27 PM EST

Not expected to play Sunday

With the Eagles in line to rest key starters, Brown isn't expected to play in Sunday's preseason game against the Browns, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Per Josh Tolentino of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Quez Watkins, Jalen Reagor, Zach Pascal, Britain Covey, John Hightower, Devon Allen and Deon Cain were the Philadelphia receivers spotted in uniform during warmups and it looks like they'll handle WR reps on Sunday.

Aug 21, 2022 9:31 AM EST

Not targeted in Philly debut

Brown was not targeted in Friday's 24-21 preseason loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Brown was on the field for the Eagles' first offensive drive with the first team, though he didn't make it on the stat sheet. This performance is no indication of Brown's involvement once the regular season begins, as he'll lead Philadelphia's receiving corps and has the potential to form a strong duo with second-year wideout DeVonta Smith.

Aug 12, 2022 9:23 PM EST

Dominating camp

Brown has been Jalen Hurts' go-to target through six practices, including a lot of quick passes that allow the receiver to pick up yards after catch, ESPN.com's Tim McManus reports.

Analysis: Nothing less was expected after the Eagles traded away first- and third-round picks then gave Brown a four-year, $100 million extension. He's a threat at every level of the field, finding different ways to use his unusual strength and toughness to beat up on defensive backs. The Eagles also need to make room for second-year WR DeVonta Smith and TE Dallas Goedert, along with a running game that carried the offense late last season, but there's zero question Brown is the favorite to lead the team in targets. The massive contract and long-standing friendship with Hurts don't hurt.

Aug 4, 2022 1:21 PM EST

Part of blockbuster trade to Philly

Brown was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for the 18th overall pick and a third-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Philadelphia used one of its first-round picks to move up and select Jordan Davis, then used its other to bolster its receiving corps in a big way by securing one of the best young wide receivers in the league in Brown. Now in Philadelphia, Brown stands to lead a promising young receiving corps that also features DeVonta Smith.

Apr 28, 2022 7:05 PM EST

In line to skip offseason workouts

Brown isn't expected to participate in any on-field work during Titans' offseason program, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Analysis: The 2019 second-rounder, who is approaching the final year of his rookie deal with the team, is in line for a lucrative second NFL contract, especially considering some of the big payouts that fellow star wideouts have earned of late. With that in mind, ESPN's Turron Davenport relays that Brown doesn't plan to report for the start of the Titans' voluntary offseason program Monday. Though there's been some speculation that Tennessee might consider trading the 24-year-old, Dianna Russini of ESPN reported earlier this month that GM Jon Robinson is not taking calls from other teams on Brown, with Davenport adding that it's Robinson's stated goal to keep the talented pass catcher around beyond 2022. In 13 games last season, the 6-foot-1, 226-pounder caught 63 of his 105 targets for 869 yards and five TDs.

Apr 18, 2022 9:26 AM EST

Preliminary extension talks

Brown and the Titans have engaged in preliminary extension talks, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Brown is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and it comes as little surprise that the Titans hope to ensure he doesn't reach free agency. Brown has served as a key to the passing offense in Tennessee since being a second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, topping 50 receptions and 850 receiving yards in each of his three seasons. That primary thing slowing Brown down has been injury, as he has dealt with chest, knee and hamstring issues in recent campaigns. Nevertheless, he should be in line for a lucrative long-term extension given his notable production prior to the age of 25.

Mar 2, 2022 7:14 PM EST

Big performance in loss

Brown recorded five receptions on nine targets for 142 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 19-16 divisional-round loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Brown matched his counterpart Ja'Marr Chase with several explosive plays, highlighted by a one-handed 33-yard touchdown reception late in the third quarter. Prior to that, he also logged catches of 41 and 40 yards to account for the majority of his production. Though the campaign ends in disappointing fashion for the top-seeded team in the AFC, Brown recorded either a touchdown or topped 100 receiving yards in three of his last four games. His overall numbers fell in his third professional season -- in large part due to missing four games with hamstring and core injuries -- but he appears to be heading into the offseason healthy and will return to be the top receiver in Tennessee in 2022.

Jan 22, 2022 6:07 PM EST

Helps lock in top seed

Brown recorded four receptions on six targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-25 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Brown recorded a 14-yard touchdown -- most of which came after the catch -- just before halftime to find the end zone for the fifth time this season. He also posted lengthy receptions of 24 and 16 yards to account for the majority of his production on the day. Brown had a disappointing season that was interrupted by chest and hamstring injuries, though he'll now head into the postseason having scored in two of his final three contests.

Jan 9, 2022 3:38 PM EST

Quiet against Dolphins

Brown recorded two receptions for 41 yards on five targets in Sunday's 34-3 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: Brown turned in a poor performance from every angle. His primary problem was a lack of volume, as the Titans jumped out to an early lead leaving Ryan Tannehill to attempt only 18 passes. However, Brown converted less than half of his targets into catches, and he was held to 50 or fewer yards for the seventh time in 12 games on the campaign. Brown and the Titans could be in for a similar game script in Week 18 with a matchup against the Texans.

Jan 2, 2022 4:12 PM EST

Cleared for Week 17

Brown (calf) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Dolphins after practicing fully Friday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Brown is thus good to go and in line to see plenty of action in Week 17, regardless of whether fellow wideout Julio Jones comes off the reserve/COVID-19 list. In the Titans' Week 16 win over the 49ers, Brown racked up 11 receptions on 16 targets for 145 yards and a touchdown.

Dec 31, 2021 1:25 PM EST

Back at practice

Brown (calf) returned to practice Friday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, the star wideout downplayed the calf issue that led to him sitting out Thursday's session. Friday's final injury report is thus slated to clarify whether Brown approaches Sunday's game against the Dolphins with a Week 17 injury designation or fully cleared to play.

Dec 31, 2021 11:21 AM EST

Added to injury report

Brown (calf) didn't practice Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: Brown practiced fully Wednesday, but his absence from Thursday's session makes his status for Sunday's game against the Dolphins worth monitoring closely. The Titans can ill-afford to be without Brown this weekend, especially considering that fellow wideouts Julio Jones and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine are currently on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Dec 30, 2021 1:38 PM EST

Energizes Tennessee's comeback

Brown tallied 11 receptions on 16 targets for 145 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 20-17 win over San Francisco.

Analysis: Brown was activated from injured reserve ahead of the game Thursday, and he took the field for the first time since Week 11. He was involved in the offense throughout the contest, though he had recorded only five receptions for 24 yards through the first two quarters. However, he inspired an impressive Titans' comeback in the second half, highlighted by a 42-yard reception late in the third quarter and subsequently an 18-yard touchdown catch to cap the same drive. All told, it was Brown's second double-digit reception performance of the season, and the third time he's topped 100 receiving yards. Though Brown has had his season interrupted by injury, his performance should provide confidence that he will end the campaign in strong form.

Dec 23, 2021 9:03 PM EST

Activated from IR

Brown (chest) has officially been activated off IR by the Titans, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: With that, Brown is slated to play Thursday night against the 49ers, marking his first game action since Week 11. Meanwhile, Julio Jones is free of a Week 16 injury designation, meaning that the Titans -- who head into the contest with a depleted offensive line -- are, on the plus side, in line to have both of their top two wideouts available, which bolsters the offense as a whole, as well as the fantasy prospects of QB Ryan Tannehill.

Dec 23, 2021 1:26 PM EST

On track to play Thursday

The Titans plan to activate Brown (chest) from IR in advance of Thursday night's game against the 49ers, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports.

Analysis: Brown, who last suited up in Week 11, didn't experience any setbacks at practice this week and is thus in line to be officially activated later Thursday, setting the stage for him to play versus San Francisco. With teammate Julio Jones free of a Week 16 injury designation, the Titans are poised to have their top two wideouts available, which should provide the team's offense with a big lift down the stretch.

Dec 23, 2021 11:24 AM EST

Trending toward playing Thursday

Tennessee is expected to reinstated Brown (chest) from injured reserve ahead of Thursday's game against the 49ers, barring any setbacks in practice Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Sidelined since suffering a chest injury Week 11, Brown was designated to return from IR on Monday, with the move opening up a 21-day window for the Titans to evaluate him in practice. Based on how Brown has checked out during his first two walk-through sessions, the Titans aren't expected to need the full window to assess his health, and the 24-year-old wideout looks like he may even be ready to play on a short week. If the team plans on having Brown suit up against San Francisco, he won't have to be activated until a few hours prior to Thursday's 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff, so official word on his Week 16 status may not arrive for another day. Brown's return in any capacity Thursday would be a big boon to a decimated Titans pass-catching corps that could be without Julio Jones, who aggravated a hamstring injury in last week's loss to the Steelers.

Dec 22, 2021 10:07 AM EST

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