Jaron Brown

Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #13
Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #13

Jaron Brown News

Released from practice squad

The Cardinals cut Brown from the practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: Brown has been unable to secure a role to start the season after spending the last two years in Seattle and compiling 30 receptions for 386 yards and seven touchdowns over 30 games. The 30-year-old receiver likely will look for another practice squad role.

Oct 13, 2020 1:08 PM EST

Inks practice-squad deal with Cards

The Cardinals signed Brown to the practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: After tours of duty with two NFC West teams to start his career -- the Cardinals, then Seahawks -- Brown spent some time with the 49ers in training camp but ultimately was released in late August. Less than a month later, he found employment with the Cardinals yet again, only this time he'll have to work his way up to the active roster. And at the moment, just one of the six wide receivers on the 53-man -- Christian Kirk, groin -- is tending to an injury.

Sep 23, 2020 2:39 PM EST

Cut by 49ers

The 49ers released Brown on Thursday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: After getting a week to prove his worth with the 49ers, Brown has been jettisoned in favor of a new pair of receivers (Kevin White and River Cracraft). Brown has been used regularly but in a limited role during seven pro seasons, so he's likely only a phone call away from another chance elsewhere in the league

Aug 27, 2020 11:39 AM EST

Finds home in Bay Area

The 49ers signed Brown on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: And Brown's tour of the NFC West continues. After spending the first five years of his career with the Cardinals, he was a depth wideout in Seattle the past two seasons. He joins a banged-up San Francisco receiving corps, with Deebo Samuel (foot) and Richie James (wrist) on the reserve/non-football injury list and Jalen Hurd awaiting word on whether he tore his ACL. For his career, Brown has averaged more than two targets per game in just two seasons, but his receptions have gone for a 13.5-YPC clip.

Aug 19, 2020 11:31 AM EST

Tries out with Texans

Brown had a tryout with the Texans on Sunday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.

Analysis: Brown played a limited role in Seattle over the last two years, posting 30 receptions for 220 yards and two touchdowns through 30 games. He was undependable with seven catchless games in 2019, but he could add solid depth elsewhere. Even in Houston, though he would likely be on the roster bubble -- despite DeAndre Hopkins departure -- after the team added Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb this offseason.

Aug 16, 2020 2:37 PM EST

Likely leaving Seattle

Brown isn't likely to re-sign with Seattle, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Brown signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract during the 2018 offseason and made it through both years of his deal. He started six of his 30 regular-season games and averaged just 24.2 offensive snaps per contest, catching 30 of 47 targets for 386 yards and seven touchdowns. Brown isn't likely to find a top-three WR role as a 30-year-old free agent, but his ability to contribute on special teams and in the red zone could lead to some interest for a depth job. Meanwhile, the Seahawks don't have a clear No. 3 behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, with options from the current roster including David Moore, Malik Turner, John Ursua and perhaps eventually Josh Gordon (suspension).

Feb 24, 2020 7:06 AM EST

Limited usage all year

Brown, who wasn't targeted in the Sunday's 28-23 playoff loss to the Packers, finished with 16 catches for 220 yards and two touchdowns over 14 regular-season games.

Analysis: Brown started the season as a starter but slowly saw his usage disintegrate as David Moore got healthy and Malik Turner took on additional duties. The 30-year-old Brown didn't play more than 11 offensive snaps over the last five regular-season contests, and he logged just nine in the only playoff game he played. He'll be an unrestricted free agent in March, and even if the team re-signs him, Brown won't be on fantasy radars in 2020.

Jan 13, 2020 12:47 PM EST

Ready for divisional round

Brown (knee) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's divisional-round game in Green Bay, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: The same can be said for fellow wideout Malik Turner, who passed all the phases of the concussion protocol. Brown thus should be active this weekend, but his opportunities could be few and far between due to the receiving corps getting back to full capacity.

Jan 10, 2020 1:57 PM EST

Full participant Thursday

Brown (knee) was a full participant on Thursday's injury report, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Brown sprained his knee during the regular-season finale, and while he was downgraded to out in advance of the Seahawks' wild-card win at Philadelphia, his absence eventually was chalked up to a personal matter. With a full practice under his belt this week, he's poised to work as a periphery option in Seattle's passing attack Sunday in Green Bay but could see a few more snaps if Malik Turner doesn't get through the concussion protocol.

Jan 9, 2020 4:50 PM EST

Limited participant Wednesday

Brown (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Brown missed the wild-card win over the Saints, but Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reported Monday that Brown sat out to tend to a personal matter, and his knee isn't a major issue. However, Brown still isn't back to full speed, but he's still expected to be ready for Sunday's divisional-round game versus the Packers.

Jan 8, 2020 4:15 PM EST

Should return for divisional round

Brown (knee/personal) is expected to play in Sunday's divisional-round game versus the Packers, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: According to Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle, Brown's knee isn't considered a major issue anymore, and he missed the wild-card win versus the Eagles while tending to a personal matter. If he puts in a full practice Wednesday, it'll extinguish all doubt about Brown's status. His usage Sunday will likely be minimal, especially if Malik Turner (concussion) is active as well.

Jan 6, 2020 1:29 PM EST

Missing playoff clash

Brown (knee) was downgraded to out for Sunday's wild-card game against the Eagles.

Analysis: Brown was originally slated to miss a few weeks with the knee sprain, but was surprisingly listed as questionable for the game Friday. Brown's absence paves the way for David Moore and John Ursua to see a slight uptick in depth receiver reps behind usual starters Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.

Jan 5, 2020 8:12 AM EST

Listed as questionable for playoff opener

Brown (knee/personal) is listed as questionable for Sunday's playoff game against the Eagles, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times previously suggested the Brown could miss a few weeks, so it's a little surprising to see the wideout listed as questionable. Either way, Brown's impact in the Seattle offense has been limited of late, with just two of his 16 catches on the season having occurred after Oct. 20.

Jan 3, 2020 1:03 PM EST

Set to miss time

Brown is expected to miss "a few weeks" while dealing with a knee sprain, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: This news puts Brown's chances to suit up in the Seahawks' first playoff game Sunday severely in jeopardy. He's yet to officially be ruled out, but his absence will certainly hurt the team in Saturday's game against the Eagles. His absence will open the door for David Moore and John Ursua to see a slight uptick in depth snaps at receiver.

Dec 30, 2019 4:16 PM EST

Injury details revealed

Brown suffered a knee sprain during Sunday's 26-21 loss to the 49ers, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Brown played just three offensive snaps before leaving the contest, and now his status is in jeopardy for the Seahawks' first playoff game Sunday against the Eagles. The 29-year-old is used sparingly on offense anyway, but with Malik Turner dealing with a concussion, Brown's depth could be useful. If he's indeed ruled out for Sunday, rookie John Ursua could garner additional snaps in the slot again.

Dec 30, 2019 8:51 AM EST

Hurts knee in Week 17

Brown injured his knee in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the 49ers and won't return, Seahawks digital media reporter John Boyle reports.

Analysis: Seattle's receiving corps will be one member short for the remainder of the season finale. Brown finishes the 2019 regular season with 16 catches for 220 yards and two touchdowns.

Dec 29, 2019 6:00 PM EST

Snags pass in win

Brown gained nine yards on his only target of Sunday's 30-24 win over Carolina.

Analysis: Sunday's reception was just Brown's second since Week 7 as he's been deemphasized in the Seattle offense. It'd be foolish to count on the veteran target to turn it around this late in the season, but he does have a favorable matchup heading into Sunday. He and the Seahawks will be taking on Browns' old team, the Cardinals, owners of the league's worst pass defense and against whom Brown caught three passes for 50 yards in Week 4.

Dec 17, 2019 5:25 PM EST

Suiting up Monday

Brown is active for Monday's game against the Vikings, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: Brown was a healthy scratch for the last two games but will have a chance to suit up Monday. The 29-year-old is buried on the depth chart with the team's other wide receivers currently healthy, so he's unlikely to find much involvement in the offense versus Minnesota.

Dec 2, 2019 4:10 PM EST

Healthy scratch again

Brown (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's tilt against the Eagles.

Analysis: Brown will miss a second straight game as a healthy scratch. With the addition of Josh Gordon to Seattle's wide receiver corps, it appears that Brown doesn't factor into the team's plans on offense.

Nov 24, 2019 8:46 AM EST

Scores twice in win

Brown caught three of five targets for 29 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 32-28 win over the Browns.

Analysis: To the dismay of Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf's fantasy owners, Brown flashed his knack for turning a low reception total into an impressive stat line. Last season, Brown scored five touchdowns over four games where he combined for just seven catches. His fantasy value still is tough to depend on, as these were Brown's first scores of the year, and he hasn't topped three receptions or 50 yards in any game this season,

Oct 13, 2019 2:29 PM EST

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