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Eagles claim CB Alex Brown off waivers

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Waived by the 49ers as an UDFA, Alex Brown hails from South Carolina State. Here's what I could dig up on him from about 2 months ago.

‘Who Is?’ series: Defensive back Alex Brown -- Bleach Report

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At 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, Brown likely winds up being slated for nickel cornerback duties, although it’s possible he doubles as a free safety. Versatility and special teams contributions will increase his chances.

Brown has good speed, too, having run a 4.44 40-yard time during his pro day, along with a decent 7.2-second three-cone drill. More than a handful of draft projectionslisted Brown as either a seventh-round draft pick, or at least a high-priority undrafted free agent.

There’s something of a discrepancy on Brown’s weight. The 49ers’ report lists him at 170 pounds, while his NFL Draft Scout profile puts him at 183 pounds at his pro day. The latter might be truer, since that’s an official measurement. But it doesn’t change the fact he’s undersized, especially for free safety duties.

This likely limits him to nickel duties, barring a massive boost in his weight, which would probably cut into that speed.

 

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