Pharaoh Brown

Pharaoh Brown

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

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

Pharaoh Brown: Lands on PUP list

The Browns placed Brown (foot) on the active/PUP list Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: The nature and severity of Brown's foot injury remain undisclosed, but he'll now need to gain medical clearance before joining teammates at practice. He's competing for a depth roster spot in Cleveland's crowded tight end room behind Austin Hooper, David Njoku and Harrison Bryant.

July 29, 2020 5:11 PM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Competing in crowded TE room

Brown (illness) may be forced to compete with Stephen Carlson for a single depth tight end role, Jake Trotter of reports.

Analysis: In addition to signing Austin Hooper to the most expensive contract for a tight end earlier this offseason, Cleveland invested a fourth-round pick into rookie Harrison Bryant during April's draft. As a result, Brown looks firmly situated behind at least three other options in the team's tight end room, leaving him to tentatively compete for a sole depth role left up for grabs. That said, new coach Kevin Stefanski did utilize multiple tight ends at the highest rate in the league last season (57 percent), per Trotter, so Cleveland could be motivated to utilized a larger than standard amount of players at the position.

June 25, 2020 6:32 PM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Back with Cleveland

Brown (illness) will remain with the Browns after the team placed a contract tender on the exclusive rights free agent.

Analysis: The 25-year-old had a quiet role for the Browns in 2019, suiting up in just nine games, and he accumulated two catches for 27 yards. With the team signing Austin Hooper to the richest contract for a tight end in the league Monday, Brown will likely assume a depth or blocking role heading into the 2020 season.

March 16, 2020 3:08 PM EST

Pharaoh Brown: To miss finale

Brown (illness) is inactive Week 17 against Cincinnati.

Analysis: Brown was a late addition to Friday's injury report due to illness, and that will be at least one of the factors keeping him off the active roster for the sixth consecutive week. Fellow tight end Ricky Seals-Jones overcame an illness of his own to suit up this week, while David Njoku is back on the roster as well after being a healthy scratch in consecutive weeks.

December 29, 2019 8:45 AM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Draws questionable tag

Brown is questionable for Sunday's divisional contest against the Bengals due to an illness, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Brown was added to Friday's injury report as a non-participant. With Ricky Seals-Jones (illness) also listed as questionable, Brown could be in line for a slight uptick in offensive snaps if cleared to suit up for Sunday's season finale.

December 27, 2019 12:40 PM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Starts Sunday

Brown started at tight end and caught his lone target for nine yards in Sunday's 32-28 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Brown took over the starting job from Demetrius Harris, who had been the primary fill-in for the injured David Njoku (wrist) but was losing playing time to Brown and Ricky Seals-Jones. The catch was just Brown's second on three targets. Since Njoku' injury, Seals-Jones, who scored his second touchdown of the season Sunday, has the target leader at the position, despite taking few snaps than Brown of Harris.

October 13, 2019 7:28 PM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Season-high snap count

Brown started at tight end, caught is lone target for 18 yards, and played a season-high 33 snaps in Sunday's 40-25 win over the Ravens in Week 4.

Analysis: The Browns are still adjusting to live without David Njoku (wrist), but trends are quickly forming. Brown (Week 4) and Demetrius Harris (Week 3) have started in place of Njoku and dominated the playing time, but when quarterback Baker Mayfield throws to the position, more often than not it's Ricky Seals-Jones on the receiving end. Seals-Jones gobbled up three of the four tight end targets against the Ravens and leads the healthy tight ends with five targets in 30 overall snaps while Brown (two targets, 67 snaps) and Harris (four, 178) are used primarily has blockers.

September 30, 2019 4:09 AM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Expected to hit injured reserve

Brown (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Brown's designation comes in conjunction with the return of cornerback Terrance Mitchell, who is expected to be placed on the 53-man roster following an October surgery to mend his broken wrist. Brown will finish his rookie season having played 39 snaps (13 offensive) across two games.

December 8, 2018 9:41 AM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Added to injury report

Brown is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Panthers with a shoulder injury, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Brown was added to the injury report Friday as a limited practice participant with the shoulder issue. The 24-year-old has been on the roster since being promoted from the practice squad in late Octboer, though he has yet to be active on gameday.

December 7, 2018 11:08 AM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Promoted from practice squad

Brown was signed to the active roster Tuesday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Cleveland had an extra roster spot lying around after dealing Carlos Hyde to the Jaguars last week. Brown checks in as the fifth tight end on the active roster and will likely be contained to a role on special teams.

October 23, 2018 1:53 PM EST

Pharaoh Brown: Waived by Oakland

Brown was waived by the Raiders on Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Brown failed to make the 53-man roster as the Raiders elected to keep Jared Cook, Lee Smith and Derek Carrier at tight end. The University of Oregon product played 39 offensive snaps in two games with Oakland as a rookie in 2017.

September 3, 2018 8:39 AM EST

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