Philadelphia Eagles free agency watch: Is John Brown an option?

The Philadelphia Eagles will, no doubt, be looking for help at the wide receiver position, and some are believing John Brown might be an option.

Calling the NFL big business might actually be an understatement. Still, with a salary cap, some teams are restricted to budgeting and bargain shopping. The Philadelphia Eagles are projected to be the team that may have the least amount of cap space when the free agency period begins, anything they do might be limited to signing good players who may not cost as much. Enter John Brown.

Now, don’t panic yet. A restructure here and a release there may give Philly some wiggle room to make a move or two. With the wide receiver position being one that needs some fine tuning, one of the guys that may interest them could be the aforementioned John Brown, a guy that may soon be a former member of the Baltimore Ravens.

Four years with the Arizona Cardinals led Brown to the Ravens. Philly’s raided Baltimore’s cupboard for a wideout in each of the past two offseasons, Torrey Smith in 2017 and Mike Wallace in 2018.

That’s due in part to Philly’s vice president of player personnel, Joe Douglas.

Prior to Douglas’ current stint in Philly (he’s entering his third season), he worked in the Baltimore Ravens’ personnel department for 16 years (2000-15) before spending the 2015 season as the director of college scouting for the Chicago Bears.

For his career, Brown has hauled in 215 receptions for 3,230 yards and 22 touchdowns. Might his next trip to the end zone be with the Eagles? We’ll have to wait and see. Keep an eye on this one.

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