3 Most Likely John Brown Free-Agent Destinations
The Las Vegas Raiders were forced to make a surprise move on Tuesday. As part of the final 53-man roster cuts, recently-signed wide receiver John Brown requested his release. The team complied, making Brown a free agent despite his signing in March.
Brown spent the past two seasons with the Buffalo Bills, racking up an average of 52.5 receptions for 759 yards and 4.5 touchdowns during that span.
Now that he's a free agent, here are three most likely destinations for Brown this offseason.
John Brown Free-Agent Destinations
1. Atlanta Falcons
If there's any team across the NFL that needs wide receiver depth, it's the Atlanta Falcons. With Julio Jones now on the Tennessee Titans, the Falcons' depth chart features Calvin Ridley as the No. 1 option. Behind him, there's not many exciting options. Brown would add a veteran presence to go alongside Matt Ryan. The Falcons likely won't compete in 2021, but the wide receiver depth chart is seriously lacking.
2. Baltimore Ravens
One thing that the Baltimore Ravens learned during NFL training camp and preseason was the questionable health of their wide receiver depth chart. Just last week, the Ravens had six wideouts held out of practice with various injuries. This likely wouldn't be a situation where Brown is signed before the season, but if the injuries persist, it could be a real possibility in order to keep Lamar Jackson surrounded with legit weapons.
3. Washington Football Team
The Washington Football Team bolstered their wide receiver depth chart by signing Curtis Samuel to a three-year, $34.5 million contract. Unfortunately, Samuel is dealing with a minor groin injury that has held him limited in camp. Terry McLaurin is the clear No. 1 option in Washington with his big-play abilities. However, Samuel is more of a slot option. In fact, Samuel averages just 7.1 yards per target in his career. On the other hand, Brown is another big-play threat who has averaged 9.1 yards per target during the past two seasons. We all know Ryan Fitzpatrick loves to fling the deep ball and this could be the perfect addition to complement Washington's outstanding defense. Brown could be a great insurance policy in case Adam Humphries and Samuel continue dealing with injury issues. Plus, he'd be a nice addition if rookie Dynami Brown isn't ready to contribute right away.
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