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John Brown | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 179
College: Pittsburg State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 3 (91) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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The Cardinals may use John Brown on punt returns this season.
It's most notable from a "please don't get hurt" standpoint. Brown was an electric returner at small-school Pittsburg State, and could undoubtedly make a difference in the big leagues. This would add to his value in return-yardage leagues. Jul 28 - 5:35 PM

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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said John Brown can take the next step by improving how he finishes a season.

"He didn’t have as good of a December or January as he should have had," Arians said. "I think he was pressing to get that 1,000 yards. He should have 1,400 easy. He had 200 worth of drops in Philly." Brown still had 299 yards and three scores in December and January, but his final three games only netted him 10 catches for 108 yards despite a healthy 24 targets. Brown's role is unlikely to grow much if Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald stay healthy, and he was already incredibly efficient last season considering his role. Still, there might be some room for growth in year three.
Jun 11 - 9:09 AM

John Brown caught 2-of-8 passes for 23 yards in the Cardinals' NFC title game loss to the Panthers.

Heavy pressure on Carson Palmer and Palmer's own inability to locate passes and make plays in a muddied pocket prevented Brown from getting loose for big plays, even with Josh Norman on Michael Floyd. It was a slow end to an otherwise impressive season for Brown, whose 65-1,003-7 receiving line marked a huge improvement on his rookie year. Brown will turn 26 in April.
Jan 24 - 10:22 PM

John Brown (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Panthers.

Brown was a full participant at Friday's practice after being limited earlier in the week. He reeled in 5-of-9 targets for 82 yards in last week's overtime win over Green Bay.
Jan 22 - 4:18 PM

John Brown (shoulder) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

The Cardinals are just managing Brown's reps. There's zero reason to be concerned about his status for Sunday's NFC title tilt.
Jan 21 - 4:39 PM

John Brown (shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Brown played 60-of-66 offensive snaps against the Packers last week and should be ready to roll Sunday in Carolina. He caught 4-of-5 targets for 34 yards against the Panthers last year in the postseason.
Jan 20 - 4:56 PM

John Brown caught 5-of-9 targets for 82 yards in the Cardinals' Divisional Round win over the Packers.

Brown did not jump off the screen against Green Bay, but he made a couple big plays. The first was an impressive sideline grab which went for 19 yards in the second quarter, and the second was an important third-down conversion on the Cardinals' fourth-quarter touchdown drive. It was a solid bounce back after struggling the final three weeks of the regular season, and Brown will look to keep that momentum going in the NFC Championship game next week.
Jan 17 - 12:43 AM

John Brown caught 4-of-11 targets for 45 yards in the Cardinals' Week 17 loss to the Seahawks.

With the 45 yards, Brown cleared 1,000 on the season, though only narrowly at 1,003. One of the league's most dangerous big-play threats, Brown will have the ability to change a playoff game with one catch.
Jan 3 - 8:06 PM

John Brown caught 3-of-4 targets for 25 yards and one touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 16 win over the Packers.

Brown's touchdown came from seven yards out and gave the Cardinals a 17-0 lead in the second quarter. The lone misconnection between Brown and Carson Palmer should have gone for a 50-yard touchdown, but Palmer was forced out of the pocket and overthrew a wide-open Brown down the left side. Brown will be a high-risk play against the Seahawks in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:32:00 PM

John Brown caught 3-of-9 targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' Week 15 win against the Eagles.

Brown opened the game with three straight drops, including a pass in the end-zone. He didn’t make his first catch until the third quarter, but salvaged his night with a 16-yard touchdown. Brown will remain a high-upside WR3 against the Packers in Week 16.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 12:34:00 AM

John Brown caught 4-of-5 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown in Arizona's Week 14 win over the Vikings.

The highlight was Brown's 65-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Brown dusted Captain Munnerlyn over the middle of the field, and was then off to the races down the right sideline. The touchdown was his fifth of the season, while he's now cleared 75 yards in three straight games. Even with Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd playing at high levels, Brown deserves to be in the 24-26 range on a weekly basis. He has a plus Week 15 matchup in the Eagles.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 12:04:00 AM

John Brown (hamstring) and Michael Floyd (hamstring) are listed as probable for Week 14 against the Vikings.

Larry Fitzgerald (ankle) is also probable. The Cardinals limited Brown on a short week, but his status wasn't in doubt. Floyd is a mid-range WR3 for Thursday night.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 04:21:00 PM

John Brown caught 6-of-8 targets for 113 yards in Arizona's Week 13 win over the Rams.

Brown also drew a long defensive pass interference penalty. Brown has 212 receiving yards over his past two games, and is on pace for 70/1,114/5 with 25 percent of his age-25 season left to go. He'll be a high-upside WR3 against the Vikings in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:26:00 PM

John Brown (hamstring) is probable for Week 13 against the Rams.

He was limited at practice this week. Brown hauled in five of seven targets for 99 yards Sunday against the Niners. He's in the WR3 mix this week.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 04:05:00 PM

John Brown (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

The Cardinals are just managing Brown's reps. He'll be a high-upside WR3 against the Rams.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 05:56:00 PM

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QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
3Matt Barkley
4Jake Coker
RB1David Johnson
2Chris Johnson
3Andre Ellington
4Stepfan Taylor
5Kerwynn Williams
GLB1David Johnson
2Chris Johnson
3RB1David Johnson
2Andre Ellington
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2Michael Floyd
3Jaron Brown
4Jaxon Shipley
5Chris Hubert
WR21John Brown
2J.J. Nelson
3Brittan Golden
4Amir Carlisle
5Marquis Bundy
WR31Michael Floyd
TE1Darren Fells
2Jermaine Gresham
3Troy Niklas
4Gerald Christian
5Ifeanyi Momah
LT1Jared Veldheer
2Rob Crisp
3Givens Price
LG1Mike Iupati
2Clay DeBord
3Jake Bernstein
C1A.Q. Shipley
2Evan Boehm
3Taylor Boggs
RG1Evan Mathis
2Earl Watford
3Antoine McClain
RT1D.J. Humphries
2Cole Toner
3John Wetzel
K1Chandler Catanzaro