Packers hold workout for veteran wide receiver John Brown

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The Green Bay Packers are looking to make up for the losses of All-Pro receiver Davante Adams and deep threat Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

They signed veteran Sammy Watkins to a one-year deal earlier this offseason. They also drafted three new rookie receivers in North Dakota State’s Christian Watson (second round), Nevada’s Romeo Doubs (fourth round), and Nebraska’s Samori Toure (seventh round).

Remember, veterans Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard are also back for another season in Green Bay. The same is true for hungry second-year receiver Amari Rodgers. The franchise is clearly not done looking for help, however.

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Packers held a workout for veteran receiver John Brown Wednesday.

Brown has played in the NFL for nine seasons. After being drafted in third round back in 2014 by the Arizona Cardinals out of Division II Pittsburgh State, Brown spent four years in Arizona before moving on to Baltimore in 2018, then the Bills for two seasons, and he finally spent 2021 with three teams (Broncos, Jaguars, Buccaneers).

The 32-year-old has two 1,000-yard seasons in his career. His best season came in 2019 in Buffalo when he caught a career-high 72 passes for a career-high 1,060 yards and six touchdowns. Brown has electric speed and big-play potential whenever he is on the field (14.8 yards-per-reception average).

The Florida native would be another veteran addition to a room that already has three players who are going into their fifth NFL season or later (Cobb, Watkins, Lazard). The addition of Brown would also bring in another speedster with 4.3 speed (Watson runs a 4.3).

He can line up anywhere on the field and is a sure bet to outrun any defender that stands in front of him.

If the Packers were to bring him in, it would most likely be on a one-year deal due to him entering his age-33 season and the number of games he has played over the last two seasons in total (13).

Signing Brown would benefit the Packers certainly more than if the team did nothing. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers would get another veteran option that is dangerous with the ball in his hands.