Arizona Cardinals Roster Preview: Jonathan Brown


Jun 10, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals linebacker Jonathan Brown runs drills during mini camp at the teams Tempe training facility. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

As the Arizona Cardinals finish off the off-season in preparation for the start of training camp on July 25th in Glendale at University of Phoenix Stadium, we are going to take a look at the team roster from A to Z as it currently stands.  Next up is inside linebacker Jonathan Brown.

College:  Brown was named the Illinois defensive player of the year in 2013.  He was second-team All-Big Ten in 2013.  He had a career total of 45.5 tackles for losses in his time with the Illini.  That is good enough for third all time.  He was a Butkus Award Semifinalist in 2012.

2014: Given his history, I wouldn’t bet against him.  Sure, he’s not high on the depth chart right now but given the instability of the the linebacker core recently, the Cards will probably give him a long look.  I think he has a shot.  Also could be a practice squad candidate, if not for Arizona, for someone.