Chase Brown
Chase Brown to IR; Bengals RB2 Up For Grabs
8 months ago

Bengals RB Chase Brown placed on IR due to a hamstring injury

Bengals rookie RB Chase Brown was placed on the IR with a hamstring injury. The IR status will keep him out until at least week 12.


Chase Browns rookie year has not been going as planned. Many wondered who would be the new Samaje Perine in the Cincinnati backfield alongside Joe Mixon, the answer has not been Chase Brown. The rookie was drafted in the 5th round and has had a total of 5 opportunities in his 5 games played.

Chase Brown has struggled to carve out a role on the offense, but fellow RBs Chris Evans and Trayveon Williams have not faired much better. The two veteran RBs had some level of buzz entering the year as candidates to be elevated into the Perine role but similar to Brown neither has stepped up. Although Joe Mixon continues to be ineffective as a runner the Bengals continue to feature him as a true workhorse RBs. Neither Williams nor Evans bring any standalone value, but the one to handcuff Mixon with is clearly Williams. Williams has had 11 opportunities to Evans 3. Chase Brown going on IR also opens up the door for a possible veteran addition in the case of a Mixon injury.