This is the ninth installment of a series of articles covering each player on the Cleveland Browns roster. There will be a new player released every day from now until the Browns preseason begins. If you enjoy (tolerate) this article, I encourage you to check back each day to read each one. I try to keep them short and sweet.
#86- Pharaoh Brown– TE- Oregon
When I first saw the name Pharaoh Brown run across the ticker on ESPN, I assumed he was a race horse. Once I realized he was a human being signed by Cleveland I began to hope he would join the long list of great Browns with the surname Brown. Legends like Paul, Jim, Courtney, and Sashi. Also on the subject of his name, I’m no history buff, but I believe the last tight end named Pharaoh was Cleopatra.
In 2017, Pharaoh played two games as a rookie for the Raiders without recording a reception. The next year, the Browns signed him to their practice squad after he was waived by Oakland, but he ended the season on the IR. In college he had a solid senior campaign, gaining over 400 yards with 5 touchdowns.
Brown is another young player who is originally from Cleveland. One unofficial depth chart has him listed as the 5th tight end, which obviously would not get him a roster spot. He has been activated from practice squads with two different franchises so teams obviously see something in him and reports about him were good from OTAs, but it might be too difficult for the Brush High School grad to survive this year’s cuts.
If this article wasn’t too painful to read, check out yesterday’s Browns breakdown on Derrick Willies.