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49ers sign WR Jaron Brown

Brown will be eligible to practice Thursday

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the 49ers are signing former Seahawks wide receiver Jaron Brown. The team worked Brown out once Jalen Heard suffered a season-ending injury after he tore his ACL. NBC Sports’ Matt Maiocco said that Brown has been in Santa Clara for three days of COVID-19 testing, so he’ll be eligible to practice on Thursday. The 49ers are off Wednesday, so there is no media availability or practice updates today.

Brown is a big receiver at 6’3” who can run; he ran a 4.40 40-yard dash. Here is an excerpt on Brown:

We can’t talk about any position without mentioning a former Seahawk. Those are the rules; I don’t make them. Brown started at receiver to begin last season. Brown’s first half of the season was quite different than the second half. In the first seven games, Brown was targeted 24 times. He only received four targets during the last seven games. Brown finished with a -3.1% DVOA on 16 receptions for 220 yards and two touchdowns. Brown is 30, so he doesn’t have the upside as some of the younger wideouts on the roster. Brown is a deep threat, though.

I’m going to go through his 2019 targets now, and I’ll update with a video so we can get a better idea of what Brown brings to the table and if he will be on the roster come Week 1.