Pharaoh Brown

Cleveland Browns
Tight End #81
Cleveland Browns
Tight End #81

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No injury designation

Brown doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's matchup against the Bengals, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Brown returned to practice Friday as a full participant after being sidelined Thursday due to an illness. The backup tight end has caught five of 10 targets for 45 yards across eight appearances since joining Cleveland midway through the 2022 campaign.

Dec 9, 2022 12:53 PM EST

Dealing with will illness

Brown did not participate during the Browns' practice Thursday due to an illness, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Brown appears to have come down an illness since practicing in full Wednesday, as he appeared on Cleveland's Week 14 injury report for the first time Thursday. While the nature of this ailment is still unknown, the 28-year-old will still have one more practice to improve his activity before the team must assign him a game status on Friday's final injury report. Brown played a season-high 40 offensive snaps with top tight end David Njoku (knee) sidelined against the Texans in Week 13, and it's likely he could see similarly increased usage if Njoku remains out Sunday against Cincinnati.

Dec 8, 2022 1:58 PM EST

Starts for Njoku

Brown caught his lone target for 11 yards in Sunday's 27-14 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Brown was in the starting lineup as a replacement for the injured David Njoku (knee) and played 40 snaps, the most he's had since joining the Browns in Week 5. The Browns were quarterbacked for the first time by Deshaun Watson, who hadn't played a regular season game since 2020, so they deployed a run-heavy game plan, which calls for a tight end like Brown with elite blocking skills. He's caught five of 10 targets for 45 yards in eight games for Cleveland.

Dec 5, 2022 5:40 AM EST

Ascends depth chart again

Brown caught two of five targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 39-17 loss to the Dolphins in Week 10.

Analysis: Brown moved up to the second on the depth chart for a second consecutive game due to David Njoku's ankle injury. When Njoku is healthy, Brown's role is typically limited to being an additional blocker to help the offensive line.

Nov 14, 2022 5:46 AM EST

Moves up depth chart

Brown was not targeted over 25 snaps in Monday's 32-13 win over the Bengals in Week 8.

Analysis: Brown moved up to second on the depth chart due to David Njoku (ankle) being inactive and played 25 snaps, a high mark since joining the Browns. Cleveland was able to run its offense, which means a low-volume passing attack that resulted no tight end being targeted.

Nov 1, 2022 5:41 AM EST

Suits up Monday

Brown (concussion/neck) is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: Given that David Njoku (ankle) is inactive for the contest, look for Harrison Bryant to work as Cleveland's top tight end Monday, while Brown and possibly Miller Forristall also mix in. With just nine catches (on 13 targets) for 93 yards in six games (three with Houston and three with Cleveland) to date this season, Brown is only an option for those in deeper fantasy formats.

Oct 31, 2022 3:57 PM EST

Questionable for Monday

Brown (concussion/neck) is questionable for Monday's contest against the Bengals, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.

Analysis: Brown didn't practice Thursday or Friday due to a concussion, but he logged a limited session Saturday and still has a chance to suit up Monday. With David Njoku (ankle) already ruled out, Harrison Bryant is in line to be Cleveland's top tight end, but if Brown is also unavailable, Miller Forristall or Zaire Mitchell-Paden will likely be eleveated from the practice squad.

Oct 29, 2022 4:31 PM EST

Still not practicing Friday

Brown (concussion/neck) wasn't spotted at Friday's practice, Scott Petrak of The Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Cleveland's injury report won't come out until Saturday since the Browns will play Monday in Week 8, but back-to-back absences from practice don't bode well for Brown's chances of suiting up. He'll still need to pass the NFL's concussion protocol before being cleared to play. With David Njoku (ankle) already having been ruled out, Harrison Bryant's the only healthy tight end on Cleveland's roster at the moment.

Oct 28, 2022 11:02 AM EST

Misses practice Thursday

Brown did not practice Thursday due to being in concussion protocols, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Brown entered concussion protocols Wednesday after suffering what was believed to be a neck injury in Sunday's loss to the Ravens. The 28-year-old will have to quickly move through protocols if he's going to suit up Sunday against the Bengals. With David Njoku already ruled out due to an ankle injury, the Browns may be depleted at tight end come Sunday.

Oct 27, 2022 10:52 AM EST

In concussion protocol

Brown has entered the concussion protocol, Chris Easterling of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Brown was removed from Week 7's loss to the Ravens with what was initially described as a neck injury. He was evaluated for a concussion and now is part of the protocol, joining two others Browns, Denzel Ward and Joe Haeg. The Browns will be without David Njoku (ankle) next Monday against the Bengals and could be without Brown, too. That leaves Harrison Bryant as the primary tight end.

Oct 26, 2022 3:10 PM EST

Evaluated for concussion

Brown, who exited Sunday's game against the Ravens, is being evaluated for a possible concussion, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Initial reports suggested that the tight send suffered a neck issue, but he's now getting checked for concussion symptoms. His exit from Sunday's contest taxes the Browns' Week 7 depth at tight end, with David Njoku already out due to an ankle injury.

Oct 23, 2022 12:38 PM EST

Exits Sunday's game

Brown left Sunday's game against the Ravens with a neck injury, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: With Brown injured and David Njoku out of the game due to an ankle injury, Harrison Bryant is the Browns' lone healthy tight end in the fourth quarter of Sunday's contest.

Oct 23, 2022 12:27 PM EST

Gets more run in second game

Brown caught two of three targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 38-15 loss to New England in Week 6.

Analysis: This was Brown's second game with his new team, and he was given more playing time. He and Harrison Bryant are battling for snaps and targets behind starter David Njoku.

Oct 16, 2022 6:54 PM EST

Makes Browns' debut

Brown played two snaps in Sunday's 30-28 loss to the Chargers in Week 5.

Analysis: Brown, who was signed earlier in the week, was actually listed as a starter, but the newest member of the team had little impact. As the season advances, it's likely Brown will get more on-field work, but he's considered primarily a blocking tight end, while David Njoku is the pass-catching threat at the position. Njoku has turned into the offensive force the organization thought it was getting when he was drafted in the first round of 2017.

Oct 10, 2022 5:40 AM EST

It's official

Brown (hip/shoulder) officially signed with the Browns on Wednesday, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Brown was expected to sign with Cleveland if he was able to pass his physical, which was reported earlier Wednesday by Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Despite dealing with hip and shoulder injuries, the Browns were comfortable enough with what they saw to officially bring him on board. With David Njoku (knee) and Harrison Bryant (illness) both questionable for Sunday against the Chargers, it's feasible Brown could step into some kind of role in Week 5 if he can prove he's healthy enough to suit up.

Oct 5, 2022 2:55 PM EST

Expected to sign with Cleveland

The Browns are expected to sign Brown (hip/shoulder) on Wednesday if he passes his physical, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: The Texans released Brown on Tuesday after he was inactive for Week 4 due to hip and shoulder injuries. The move was a surprise, given he signed a one-year, $3 million deal in March and started each of the team's first three games, catching seven of 10 targets for 72 yards. If he passes his physical, the undrafted tight end will rejoin the Browns, who he caught two passes with across nine appearances during the 2019 campaign.

Oct 5, 2022 9:21 AM EST

Cut loose by Houston

The Texans informed Brown (hip/shoulder) of his release Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

Analysis: Houston's decision to cut ties with Brown comes as a surprise, given that he was signed to a one-year, $3 million guaranteed deal in March and had started in each of the Texans' first three games. The 6-foot-6, 258-pound tight end was valued mostly as a blocker but had contributed seven receptions for 72 yards on 10 targets across his 134 offensive snaps on the season. He was inactive for the Texans' Week 4 game due to hip and shoulder injuries, but the Texans hadn't provided any indication that either issue was expected to result in a long-term absence. In any event, Brown's release should free up more snaps at the position for the likes of Brevin Jordan (ankle) and O.J. Howard, with Jordan Akins a candidate to be signed from the practice squad to serve as a third option at tight end.

Oct 4, 2022 7:51 AM EST

Inactive Sunday

Brown (hip/shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Chargers.

Analysis: With Brown unavailable Sunday, Jordan Akins and O.J. Howard are in line to head Houston's Week 4 tight end corps, with Mason Schreck in reserve. While neither Akins or Howard are high-percentage fantasy plays, Akins managed to haul in three of his four targets for 31 yards and a TD last weekend against the Bears, so he profiles as an option for those scrambling for short-term TE help.

Oct 2, 2022 8:46 AM EST

Questionable for Week 4

Brown (hip/shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Chargers.

Analysis: For a second week in a row, Brown's status is in limbo ahead of kickoff, but he was able to log full practices Wednesday and Thursday before being a limited participant Friday. With Brevin Jordan (ankle) sidelined again, Brown is in line to handle the majority share of TE reps for the Texans this weekend, assuming he's active. Through three games this season, Brown has gathered in seven of 10 targets for 72 yards on 73.2 percent of the offensive snaps.

Sep 30, 2022 1:46 PM EST

No restrictions Week 3

Brown caught three of four targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to Chicago in Week 3.

Analysis: Brown was hobbled by a shoulder injury during the practice week but was able to play a season-high 48 snaps while getting use as a target. Houston's leading tight end has seven catches on 10 targets for 72 yards through three contests.

Sep 26, 2022 6:19 AM EST

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