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Jonathan Brown
K #7
Height:
5-10
Weight:
197
Age:
24
College:
Louisville
Hometown:
Clinton, Miss.
Experience:
1

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Bio

      Brown joined Bengals in May of 2016 as an intriguing college free agent prospect, but reverted later in the month to Cincinnati’s Reserve/Injured list, due to a foot injury ... Waived from Reserve/Injured at conclusion of preseason, but has been re-signed for another roster shot in 2017 ... Has primarily a soccer background and has kicked in only four college football games, on kickoffs only, but he displayed a big leg to Bengals scouts during Louisville’s Pro Day in March of 2015 ... Started his college career on a soccer scholarship at Kentucky, transferred to Louisville’s soccer program, and then gave up his scholarship to join the football program, where his opportunity in ’15 was cut short by an injury ... Has been tutored in football by a fellow native Mississippian, former Rams K Brett Baer.

      Brown joined Bengals in May of 2016 as an intriguing college free agent prospect, but reverted later in the month to Cincinnati’s Reserve/Injured list, due to a foot injury ... Waived from Reserve/Injured at conclusion of preseason, but has been re-signed for another roster shot in 2017 ... Has primarily a soccer background and has kicked in only four college football games, on kickoffs only, but he displayed a big leg to Bengals scouts during Louisville’s Pro Day in March of 2015 ... Started his college career on a soccer scholarship at Kentucky, transferred to Louisville’s soccer program, and then gave up his scholarship to join the football program, where his opportunity in ’15 was cut short by an injury ... Has been tutored in football by a fellow native Mississippian, former Rams K Brett Baer.

     Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as a college free agent on 5-8-16 ... Waived (injured) by Bengals on 5-25-16 ... Reverted to Bengals (Reserve/Injured list) after clearing waivers on 5-26-16 ... Waived by Bengals (from Reserve/Injured list) on 8-30-16 ... Signed with Bengals as free agent on 1-20-17.

     2016 recap: Signed with Bengals after team’s rookie minicamp in May, having impressed coaches as a tryout player during the camp ... But suffered foot injury in offseason workouts on May 11 ... After being waived/injured and subsequently reverting to Bengals’ Reserve/Injured list, he was waived from R/I at conclusion of preseason, having completed rehab.

     College recap: 2015—Limited by an oblique injury to one game for Louisville ... Had one kickoff for 65 yards. 2014—Played in three games for Louisville, averaging 62.8 yards on nine kickoffs.

     College soccer: 2013—Played in five games for Louisville ... Credited with three shots on goal. 2012—Sat out the season while transferring to Kentucky. 2011—Played in 16 games for Kentucky, with four starts ... Credited with one assist and nine shots on goal.

     Personal: Hometown is Clinton, Miss. ... Attended Clinton (Miss.) High School, where he was a two-time all-state soccer selection ... As as senior, scored 14 goals, including three game-winners, and had eight assists ... Earned a spot on the USA men’s Under-17 national team.

      NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: Brown did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2016 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games.

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