The Buffalo Bills brought in former Jets, Cowboys, and Titans CB Kyron Brown after recently acquired CB Cameron Dantzler went down with a hamstring strain on the first day. This was a quick process as Brown was on the field Friday morning even before they announced the transaction. Dantzler was waived with an injury designation and will likely take an injury settlement to find a new home once he rehabs.
Brown has been in the league since 2019 having played in four games, spending time on injured reserve and practice squads. The well-traveled corner looks to get some meaningful snaps on film to either find a home in Buffalo or elsewhere once camp breaks.
Below are Kyron Brown’s publicly reported injury history and concerns.
2019 New York Jets
Hamstring strain, side not specified, preseason.
Brown suffered a hamstring strain in the first preseason game against the New York Giants and missed the remaining three games before making the roster.
Quadriceps injury, side not specified, Week 14, missed 3 games, went to IR.
Brown suffered a quadriceps injury in Week 14 against the Miami Dolphins, securing five solo tackles. Unfortunately, at some point, he went down with a quad injury that was severe enough to be placed on injured reserve, ending his season.
Spent season on Reserve/PUP for the season (Undisclosed).
Brown was given a failed physical designation and reverted to reserve/PUP for the year. The exact injury reason was not given but it’s possible this was related to his season-ending quad injury from the season prior.
2021 Dallas Cowboys
Waived with an injury designation during the preseason.
Brown was waived with an injury designation and injury settlement with an undisclosed injury in late August as teams cut down to 85 players.
COVID, Week 17
2022 Cowboys/Tennessee Titans
No publicly reported injuries.
Buffalo Bills Injury Outlook
The biggest issue for Brown has been the soft tissue injuries, most notably the quadriceps injury that cost him an entire season. It’s not clear what the exact injury was, but the first thought is that he suffered a quad or patellar tendon tear, though there were no reports of surgery.
Injuries have derailed the few chances that he has had to play, forcing him to bounce around the league to get playing time. It’s unfortunate that he has dealt with these injuries after not missing a game during his collegiate career at Akron. His profile even highlights how he never missed a game during his career.
The hamstring and quad injury along with the undisclosed injury have had some time to heal over the last two years. They don’t appear to be chronic which implies they’re less concerning, but still notable.
The cornerback room is pretty deep at this point in camp and being a new body in the room won’t help Brown’s chances at the active roster. However, Brown is on the roster which means he has a shot. His talent may dictate his future, but if injuries in the secondary begin to occur, he could find himself up for a reserve role on defense or practice squad.
This is the time to fight for a job, Kyron Brown will have to stay healthy to have a shot in 2023.
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