Zach Brown talked smack to Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins before the Philadelphia Eagles’ loss to the Vikings on Sunday. One day later, Brown has been released.
Brown played with Cousins in Washington and called the quarterback “the weakest link” of the Vikings’ offense last week. Cousins responded by throwing for 333 yards and four touchdowns in Minnesota’s 38-20 win.
After the game, Brown ducked questions about his pregame comments. Cousins denied using the quotes as motivation, but Brown still wound up with egg on his face.
Whether this episode was the reason for Philly cutting him or if it was related to on-field play, Brown is a free agent.
Eagles are releasing LB Zach Brown, per source. Multiple teams expected to be interested.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 14, 2019
An eight-year pro, Brown signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Eagles this offseason. He spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons with the Redskins.
Brown played with the Buffalo Bills in 2016 after beginning his career with the Tennessee Titans, who he played from from 2012-15.
Brown was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2016.