Earlier this week, the Atlanta Falcons released right guard Jamon Brown. With injuries along the interior offensive line, and the right guards struggling at practice, the San Francisco 49ers are hosting the former Falcon on Friday. This comes after the team worked out Dakoda Shepley on Wednesday.
Brown has started 47 games during his career, including 9 with Atlanta in ‘19. He began his career with the Rams in 2015 and started every game in 2017 at right guard. While Brown is a former Falcon, he didn’t spend time in Atlanta when Kyle Shanahan was there. For those interested in Brown’s PFF grades, he has never had a season where he graded higher than a 66.2. In 2017, Brown graded as a 64.7. Last season, Brown’s grade was 53.2. PFF had Brown with five QB hits allowed, 14 hurries, and six penalties. Brown didn’t allow a sack.
Football Outsiders had Brown for 13 blown blocks on 602 snaps—seven against the pass and six against the run. As Brown was competing with another player to start, per their Almanac, “The Falcons signed James Carpenter and Jamon Brown to compete for the left guard position last offseason, but they both ended up as starters for much of the season following Lindstrom’s injury. Neither player excelled in his role, and both players ranked in the bottom half of snaps per blown block.”
The one offensive line “expert” you can trust on Twitter is Brandon Thorn, who believes Brown is “adequate.”