The Eagles cut Brown — who had been starting for them — one day following the team’s 38 to 20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. As you’ll recall, Brown made some ill-advised comments prior to that game about how Kirk Cousins was “the weakest part of their offense.” Cousins proceeded to shred the Eagles’ defense by completing 75.9% of his attempts for 333 yards (11.5 average), four touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a 138.4 passer rating.
Brown’s comment’s weren’t the only reason the Eagles released him. Derrick Gunn offered more insight on the motivation:
Source tells me the main reason Zach Brown was released was because he didn't buy into what the eagles do.— Derrick Gunn (@RealDGunnNBCS) October 16, 2019
Brown had previously worn out his welcome in other stops around the NFL so this sentiment isn’t exactly surprising.
Given that it took a few weeks for a team to sign him, Brown clearly wasn’t a hot commodity as a free agent. But now he’ll play for the Cardinals, who have a 3-5-1 record this season. Brown joins Jordan Hicks and Joe Walker as former Eagles in Arizona’s linebacker corps.
The Eagles don’t play the Cardinals this season, if you were wondering.
In other former Eagles news, Jay Ajayi reportedly worked out for the Detroit Lions.