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Bengals Claim Cowboys Practice Squad WR Chris Brown

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Bengals Claim Cowboys Practice Squad WR Chris Brown

What NFL offseason? Now in our first week without football, teams are beginning the long process of building their roster for 2017, as the Cincinnati Bengals have done by claiming WR Chris Brown off of waivers. Brown spent the 2016 season on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad – finding himself competing throughout the summer with a steep depth chart at wide receiver for Dallas.

A speedy receiver out of Notre Dame, Brown was seen as a potential punt return option, but saw limited opportunities in the preseason. Now with the Bengals, he’ll likely compete with 2016 rookie Alex Erickson, who handled most of the punt returns for them this season.

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The Bengals have claimed WR Chris Brown off of waivers from the Cowboys, per source. Offseason roster tinkering.

For the Cowboys, their need at WR is becoming more eminent now, as Terrance Williams and Brice Butler will both hit free agency soon. Butler did little to secure any long-term status on this team through part of 2015 and then in 2016, while Terrance Williams could command more money than the Cowboys are willing to pay.

Now without WR Chris Brown, the Cowboys will be left to evaluate practice squad receiver Andy Jones (who is also eligible to be claimed by any other team) as they look to upgrade the position behind Dez Bryant and Cole Beasley this offseason.

There is no down time in the National Football League. Chris Brown learned that on Wednesday, as he’ll change his helmet from the one with the star to one with some non-distinct Bengal stripes.

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Sean Martin

Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Pleasant NJ, no we're not how you think we are. Host of "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. You may @ me: @SeanMartinNFL.

  • dallas1966

    Cowboys will draft a wide receiver. I also think that Andy Jones, will surprise. I think Jones will overcome being overwhelmed of the NFL, this training camp, especially, working out with Dez, and Dak.

    • Sean Martin

      Thanks for reading. I definitely think WR is going to be a big need for the Cowboys regardless of how Jones progresses, but I agree that there should be some hope for him to show some improvements and potentially make things interesting at the position.

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