Pharaoh Brown

Pharaoh Brown

Tight End #81
Team: Houston Texans
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 246 lb.
College:Oregon
Age:26
Born:May 4, 1994
Drafted:2017 / UDFA

Pharaoh Brown: Scores in finale

Brown caught five of five targets for 48 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 41-38 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Brown recorded season highs in targets, catches and yards, topping Houston's crowded tight end position. While Jordan Akins was considered the primary receiver among the tight ends, Brown took on a higher profile over the second half of the season and finished with career highs in targets (16), receptions (14), yards (163) and touchdowns (2). The Texans liked Brown's versatility, lining him up at fullback and split wide at times. The 26-year-old becomes a restricted free agent this offseason and could return at a relatively inexpensive rate.

January 4, 2021 2:57 AM EST

Pharaoh Brown: TE snap leader in loss

Brown caught his lone target for 29 yards in Sunday's 37-31 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Brown led Houston's tight ends with 27 snaps. Known primarily for his blocking skills, Brown has impressed coaches with his versatility, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. He's capable of lining up as a traditional tight end or splitting out or in the backfield at fullback. "He finds ways to make it work and to excel at it. I'm very pleased with Pharaoh. He does a really good job in both the run game and pass game. He's just a good football player," said offensive coordinator Tim Kelly. Brown has nine receptions on 11 targets for 115 yards in 12 games.

December 28, 2020 4:56 AM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Takes full Thursday reps

Brown (ankle) was a full participant during the Texans' practice session Thursday.

Analysis: Brown popped up on the injury report with an ankle issue Wednesday, but he's quickly back to taking full repetitions as Houston prepares to host Cincinnati in Week 16. A concussion kept the Oregon product inactive Dec. 13 for a matchup against the Bears, but it doesn't appear the recent ankle injury will cost Brown any time.

December 24, 2020 6:06 PM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Ankle injury surfaces

Brown (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: This is a new injury for Brown, and it makes his status uncertain for Week 16. He has two more sessions to upgrade to full speed to ensure he'll be in the lineup in Sunday's game against the Bengals. If Brown's unable to go, Kahale Warring should see more reps behind Jordan Akins and Darren Fells.

December 23, 2020 4:56 PM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Back to work Wednesday

Brown (concussion) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Brown sat out last week's loss to the Bears due to the concussion, but he appears on track for a return. Brown has accumulated seven catches for 75 yards and a touchdown through 10 games, chipping as a reserve tight end and on special teams. Now healthy, expect Brown to assume his usual No. 2 role at tight end behind starter Jordan Akins for Sunday's game against the Colts.

December 16, 2020 4:00 PM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Unavailable Sunday

Brown (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Analysis: Brown suffered the concussion during last week's loss to the Colts and will miss at least one game as a result. Kahale Warring and Darren Fells will be the reserve options at tight end behind starter Jordan Akins on Sunday.

December 11, 2020 1:38 PM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Still managing concussion

Brown (concussion) was a non-participant during Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Brown suffered the concussion in last week's loss to the Colts, and appears still residing in concussion protocol. The Oregon product will likely need to practice in some fashion this week to have a chance to play in Sunday's game against the Bears. If Brown is forced to sit, Darren Fells and Kahale Warring would be the tight end options behind starter Jordan Akins.

December 9, 2020 4:40 PM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Concussion ends Week 13 early

Brown (concussion) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's matchup against the Colts.

Analysis: With Brown confirmed out for the rest of Week 13, Darren Fells and Kahale Warring stand as the No. 2 and 3 options behind starting tight end Jordan Akins. The 26-year-old came down with his first career TD catch three weeks ago against the Browns.

December 6, 2020 12:51 PM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Leaves with possible concussion

Brown left Sunday's game against the Colts to be evaluated for a concussion, dddd reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old didn't receive a target before going down with the potential concussion. Brown won't be able to return to Sunday's contest if the concussion is confirmed. Jordan Akins and Darren Fells should operate as Houston's top-two tight ends.

December 6, 2020 10:59 AM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Leads TEs in snaps

Browns played 30 snaps and was not targeted in Thursday's 41-25 win over Detroit.

Analysis: Brown led the position group in snaps, but the margin was slim, as Darren Fells (28 snaps) and Jordan Akins (26) also had significant run. And they added a fourth tight end to the mix when Kahale Warring was activated from injured reserve. One week after the position group tied a season-high with 11 targets, the four tight ends combined for three targets and zero catches.

November 27, 2020 4:59 AM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Three targets in win

Brown caught two of three targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 27-20 win over New England.

Analysis: 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 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.

November 23, 2020 6:47 AM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Records lone score

Brown caught two of two targets for 21 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: 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.

November 16, 2020 5:38 AM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Targeted in win

Brown received one target in Sunday's 27-25 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: Brown saw added competition for snaps Sunday with the return of Jordan Akins, who had missed three contests with a concussion and ankle injury. He 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's caught three of four targets for 32 yards in six games.

November 9, 2020 5:18 AM EST

Pharaoh Brown: No catches in loss

Brown was not targeted in Sunday's 35-20 loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: Brown lined up as the second 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.

October 26, 2020 4:43 AM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Remains second TE for now

Brown caught two of two targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 42-36 overtime loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Brown stepped in for the injured Jordan Akins (concussion, ankle) for the second straight week and played 30 snaps (42 percent) of the offensive snaps, 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.

October 19, 2020 6:03 AM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Moves up to second on depth chart

Brown caught his lone target for four yards in Sunday's 30-14 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: Brown played a season-high 24 snaps and had his first target of the season as he moved up to the depth chart in the wake of Jordan Akins (concussion) being sidelined for Week 5. Brown is primarily a blocker, so fantasy owners should expect limited offense.

October 12, 2020 5:01 AM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Bumps to active roster

Brown signed with the Texans' active roster Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: 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.

September 15, 2020 4:43 PM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Added to Texans' practice squad

The Texans signed Brown to their practice squad Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: 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.

September 12, 2020 1:10 PM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Heads to waiver wire

Brown was waived by Cleveland on Sunday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: 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.

September 6, 2020 2:28 PM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Taken off PUP list

Brown (foot) was removed from the active/PUP list Saturday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: 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.

August 8, 2020 1:59 PM EST

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