The Philadelphia Eagles signed free agent linebacker, and NFL Regional Combine pioneer, Jatavis Brown to a one-year deal. Following a strong start to his NFL career in Los Angeles with the Chargers, the leader from Akron University will fly high with the Eagles.
Brown journeyed through the NFL Regional Combine in 2016 to immediately show that he belongs in the NFL. The Chargers went on to select Brown in the 2016 NFL Draft in the fifth round (175th-overall).
Brown led the Chargers in tackles during his rookie season and finished in the top three in stops the following season. However, with coaching changes and a few sustained injuries that sidelined him, Brown fell out of favor to compete for a starter position for the last two season.
Still, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn has always garnered Brown high praises.
“He (Brown) has versatility. He plays MIKE (middle), he plays WILL (weak side), stated Lynn in 2018. “He comes in and plays nickel; he plays dime.
“He knows the defense very well and we were very fortunate to have someone like him on our team when Denzel (Perryman) went down, and we could just plug a guy in.”
Brown fashioned 262 tackles, including 14 stops for loss, 4.5 sacks and three forced fumbles, and 12 passes defensed as a member of the Chargers.
Unfortunately, Brown played heavily on the special teams for the Chargers last season. With a fresh start on a new team, Brown will be able to earn his leadership status back again.
Brown brings leadership, discipline, intensity and passion to an Eagles club that work and play hard.
With Brown’s addition, and along with the newly acquired talents the Eagles signed in cornerback Darius Slay and defensive tackle Javon Hargrove, the Eagles will be a formidable opponent against any offensive unit for the 2020 NFL campaign.