Brown Inks Contract Extension
The Cincinnati Bengals signed former Alabama cornerback Tony Brown to a one-year contract extension yesterday. Brown, going into his third season in the NFL will begin 2020 on his third team. The Bengals signed Brown to a one-year contract worth $660,000 and resulting in him becoming a restricted free agent in 2021.
Brown was acquired out of college by the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted free agent and added to the practice squad. The Chargers released him and the Green Bay Packers added him to their roster. Brown has played in 20 NFL games, starting in three, he has recorded 45 tackles, defended five passes, and forced two fumbles in his young career.
The Packer released Brown in December and the Bengals were awarded his rights after the Super Bowl. The Bengals will likely be losing cornerback Darqueze Dennard to free agency and Dre Kirkpatrick's future with the club is up in the air. Brown will have an opportunity to earn playing time and a larger role with the club.
While Brown was at the Capstone he recorded 86 tackles, three interceptions and one forced fumble. Brown was a two-time national champion during his time at the Capstone.