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A 2018 Bengals fifth-round draft pick, Brown cracked the active roster out of training camp in his second Bengals season and played in 14 games as a rotational defensive lineman ... Saw time on 22.5 percent of Bengals' defensive snaps in 2019, and recorded 14 tackles ... Spent his rookie season in 2018 on Cincinnati's practice squad and Practice Squad/Injured list ... In college at Virginia, played in 41 games in four seasons (2014-17), and totaled 26.5 tackles for losses, 10.5 sacks, a FF and a FR ... Was a consensus top-10 overall prospect coming out of high school and won the prestigious Gatorade National Player of the Year Award in 2013.
2019 highlights: Played in 14 games, with one start at LDE ... Inactive for Games 1-2 (coaches' decision) ... Saw action on 22.5 percent of defensive snaps, and averaged 17.2 snaps in games he played ... Totaled 14 tackles on the season ... Also a heavy contributor on blocking units on special teams (no stats) ... Made NFL debut in Game 3 at Buffalo, and recorded three tackles ... Played crucial role in special teams blocking effort that sprung KOR Brandon Wilson for a 92-yard kickoff return TD in Game 6 at Baltimore ... Made first NFL start in Game 7 vs. Jacksonville and had career-high five tackles.
Previous seasons: 2018—Played in final two preseason games ... Waived on final roster cuts and signed to the practice squad ... Spent Games 1-10 on practice squad ... Placed on Practice Squad/Injured list on Nov. 20 with a hand injury.
College: Played four seasons (2014-17) at Virginia, seeing action in 41 games, with 24 starts ... Totaled 94 tackles, including 26.5 for losses and 10.5 sacks, with one fumble recovery and four pass breakups ... Started all 13 games as a senior, and totaled 46 tackles, including 10.5 for losses, and three sacks ... As a junior, had 38 tackles, including 13.0 for losses (led team), with six sacks a fumble recovery and two pass breakups.
High school: Attended Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, Va., after spending his freshman and sophomore years at Indian River High School ... Winner of the 2013 Gatorade National Player of the Year Award for football, which recognizes athletes' "athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character" ... Rated by several outlets as nation's top DT recruit, and was one of the most highly recruited prospects in the country regardless of position ... As a senior, led team to Virginia 6A state championship game ... Recorded 93 tackles as a senior, with 30 tackles for losses and 18 sacks, along with nine forced fumbles ... Played in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game.
Personal: Hometown is Chesapeake, Va. ... Graduated from Virginia with degree in American studies.
NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: Brown did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2018 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.