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Cardinals Receiver Brown Enters Concussion Protocol

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We received some bad news out of Arizona Cardinals training camp today, as the third year receiver has entered the National Football League concussion protocol.

Brown is a member of one of the top receiving corps in the league alongside veterans Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.

The former Pittsburg State standout has had a stellar career so far after being selected with the 91st pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

He has quietly developed into one of the premier play makers in the league, averaging 15.4 yards per reception last season.

Any extended absence would be detrimental to Brown‘s progress, as he looks to continue building on his 2015 campaign where he registered 1,003 yards and found the end zone seven times.

Brown‘s ability to spread the field allows for players like Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd to work the underneath and intermediate routes, which they did so successfully in a 2015 season that saw them reach the NFC Championship Game.

The Cardinals were a top-flight offense in the NFL last year. They led the league in total yards and yards per game, while finishing second in passing yards per game and points per game.

It is frightening for other NFL teams what will happen the Cardinals receivers can reach their full potential.

Outside of Fitzgerald, Brown and Floyd are the top options. Both are just 26 years old, a time when receivers typically make strides towards reaching their potential.

Floyd is a big, physical receiver that can challenge defensive backs on any throw.

Brown has the speed to beat any safety and just about any corner in the league or create massive amounts of space on underneath routes.

Arizona‘s offense should repeat as one of the premier NFC teams with one of the top defenses in all of football and a full year of electrifying running back David Johnson who took over for an injured Chris Johnson last year.

Johnson, 24, has great size, speed, and vision to compliment his ability to catch passes out of the backfield, which puts him in line to establish himself as a top weapon in the league moving forward.