John Brown feels “back to normal” after injury-filled 2016 season

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Cardinals wide receiver John Brown only missed one game during the 2016 season, but he dealt with several health issues over the course of the year.

He suffered a concussion during the preseason and dealt with complications related to a sickle-cell trait in his blood on the way to 39 catches for 517 yards and two touchdowns, which marked a steep drop from his 2015 output. Doctors then found out he had a cyst on his spine after the year came to an end.

Brown had the cyst removed and said he now feels “back to normal” once that procedure was completed.

“I most definitely feel confident,” Brown said, via the team’s website. “Since they found out the situation, my body has been feeling better. I am doing the usual, which I couldn’t do when I was going through this process.”

A return to form for Brown would be a boost to the big play potential on offense for the Cardinals, who made third-round pick Chad Williams their only addition at wideout in the draft.

10 responses to “John Brown feels “back to normal” after injury-filled 2016 season

  1. More power to him. Spinal cysts are no joke, they can cause all kinds of crazy complications. Would love to see Smoky Brown return to 2015 standards again!

  2. I think the Cards are going to return to being a top team next year. Their defense is going to be so much stronger, they won’t have to count on their offense to be great.

  3. His issues last year REALLY hurt the offense, as he is a major component of a Bruce Arians offense…

    When David Johnson gets rolling again… with a healthy Smokey to go along with Larry Legend and a fast developing JJ Nelson… Cardinals should be explosive again…

    People forget… but the last few games of 2016, they started to flash the explosiveness again.

  4. charliecharger says:
    I think the Cards are going to return to being a top team next year. Their defense is going to be so much stronger, they won’t have to count on their offense to be great.
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    They lost 5 starters off a weak defense and only drafted 2 guys who may or may not be good players. last years first round pick was a bust and all of their good players are in their 30s. Highly unlikely they get to 8-8.

  5. He’s the key to that offense. Opens up Larry in the middle and shades the safety to his side because of the fear of going over the top.

  6. He’s the key to that offense. Opens up Larry in the middle and shades the safety to his side because of the fear of going over the top.

  7. seahawkboymike says:
    May 4, 2017 7:03 PM
    charliecharger says:
    I think the Cards are going to return to being a top team next year. Their defense is going to be so much stronger, they won’t have to count on their offense to be great.
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    They lost 5 starters off a weak defense and only drafted 2 guys who may or may not be good players. last years first round pick was a bust and all of their good players are in their 30s. Highly unlikely they get to 8-8.
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    Ahh yes…the same “weak defense” that the Seahawks couldn’t get a win against, even at home.

    Worry about that O-line kiddo.

  8. Cards did not lose 5 starters off the defense, by the way. Compare the depth charts and you’ll see.

  9. seahawkboymike says:

    They lost 5 starters off a weak defense and only drafted 2 guys who may or may not be good players. last years first round pick was a bust and all of their good players are in their 30s. Highly unlikely they get to 8-8.
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    Just like your buddyboy Chrisj555…..you seem to talk with a rain soaked head. On the full Cards roster, they have 10 guys who are at 30 and over…..one of them the back up QB, the other a kicker and the others who are strong contributors. If anything, we may be one of the youngest team in the league. With that being said, most if not all of the main starters on both sides of the ball are 23-28. So stop talking nonsense with your weak defense garbage.

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