Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports


49ers waive kicker Jonathan Brown

Jul 23, 2019 at 2:40 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that the team has waived kicker Jonathan Brown. He became expendable after the 49ers signed veteran kicker Robbie Gould to a multi-year deal on July 15.

Gould, who spent the past two seasons with San Francisco, was involved in a monthslong contract standoff with the 49ers before agreeing on a new deal. The team used the non-exclusive franchise tag on the kicker on February 26. Two months later, Gould grew tired of the lengthy contract negotiations and requested a trade.

The 49ers report to training camp on Friday and Gould will be among those in Santa Clara.

Brown was initially signed to a two-year deal on March 8. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals on May 8, 2016. Brown spent time on and off the Bengals roster and practice squad over the next three years and connected on all six of his field-goal attempts during the 2018 preseason before ultimately being waived on September 1, 2018.

"Jon Brown's doing well," special teams coordinator Richard Hightower said in June. "Yeah, he's working his tail off. He's got a strong leg. The thing about Jon is he has to just develop as a kicker, which everybody had to do, even Robbie had to do. Everybody has to do that until they get their chance.

"He's done a phenomenal job up until this point. But again, he's still got a long way to go, as we all do. We all work, and we've all got a long way to go."

Brown played college football for Louisville from 2012 through 2015 after transferring from Kentucky in 2011.

Related News







More San Francisco 49ers News



49ers sign CB Jamar Taylor, waive CB Teez Tabor with non-football injury

By David Bonilla
19 hrs ago

The San Francisco 49ers today announced the signing of cornerback Jamar Taylor to a one-year deal. The team has waived cornerback Teez Tabor with a non-football injury designation to make room on the roster. Tabor (6-0, 201) signed with San Francisco on February 4, after spending the majority of last season on the 49ers' practice squad. The 49ers Communications department provided the following rundown of Taylor. Taylor (5-11, 192) was originally drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round (54th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. Throughout his seven-year NFL career with the Dolphins (2013-15), Cleveland Browns (2016-17), Arizona Cardinals (2018), Denver Broncos (2018), Seattle Seahawks (2019) and Atlanta Falcons (2019), he has

Read the Full Article


Antonio Brown could shift balance of power away from 49ers, says former NFL executive

By David Bonilla
Jun 30, 2020

There is a whole lot of speculation right now that Antonio Brown might rejoin quarterback Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. The veteran wide receiver played one game last year with Brady in New England and even hauled in a touchdown for the Patriots. Of course, that story has already been disputed. Should Brown land with an NFC team like the Buccaneers, though, some believe that it could be enough to shift the balance of power within the conference. One former NFL executive turned analyst, Michael Lombardi, thinks that should Brown land with a team in the NFC West, like the Seattle Seahawks, it would shift the balance of power within the division away from the San Francisco

Read the Full Article


49ers' Jed York, Al Guido confident 2020 season will happen

By David Bonilla
Jun 23, 2020

If all goes well, San Francisco 49ers players will finally get to meet face-to-face with team coaches for training camp next month. If all goes well. There is a good level is skepticism surrounding the possibility of a 2020 NFL season kicking off. The COVID-19 pandemic remains and nearly a third of NFL teams have reported at least one case among their players and staff, temporarily shutting down operations for some. That includes one 49ers player testing positive for the virus last week. What happens when players are officially allowed back into team facilities? That remains to be seen. "We're preparing to play the

Read the Full Article

Featured

More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone