Embattled former Eagles receiver Reggie Brown, whom the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded a sixth-round pick for was looking for a fresh start after he was relegated to mop up duty the past few seasons with the emergence of younger more elusive receivers drafted by the Eagles. The 6-foot-1, 197-pound Brown, a former second-round pick (35th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft has 177 career receptions for 2,574 yards and 17 touchdowns has been impressive thus far in his new surroundings.
First year receivers coach Eric Yarber, has been thoroughly impressed with the film Browns put together since coming to Tampa and even has the younger receivers watching how Brown prepares and runs routes.
“I’ve been impressed with Reggie Brown in how he carries himself like a pro,” Bucs receivers coach Eric Yarber said. “Early on in camp and OTAs, he got a lot of looks and caught a lot of balls. Right now, you might not see the flash.
“But as a coaching staff, we see it on film. He’s open a lot. He just hasn’t gotten the opportunity to make plays. But he brings a veteran savvy to our group with know-how. I’ve told a lot of the guys to watch how he prepares and how he runs routes.”
With second year pro Josh Freeman needing a number one receiving option to emerge. Brown who’s a quite and humble guy could just be that player. With his ability to make dynamic catches and run precise routes – run after the catch could be a perfect match for an offense that’s comprised of youth on the edges.
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