49ers waive kicker Jonathan Brown

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The 49ers signed kicker Jonathan Brown a week after placing the franchise tag on Robbie Gould. They waived Brown a week after signing Gould to a contract extension.

Brown originally entered the NFL in 2016, signing with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent. Cincinnati waived him out of the preseason but signed him to a futures contract Jan. 20, 2017.

The Bengals released him during training camp in 2017 but brought him back to the practice squad late that season.

During the 2018 preseason with the Bengals, Brown made all six field goal attempts, including a 55-yarder.

He signed a two-year deal with the 49ers on March 8.

12 responses to “49ers waive kicker Jonathan Brown

  1. Bears, pay attention, this is your next kicker – how do I know this? – because you sacrificed Parkey on the alter of your own self over-belief. It had to be the kicker’s fault right? Despite Parkey making 3 FGs earlier in that game – 9 points without which you wouln’t have stood a chance in your 15-16 loss. So, given your inability to assess or treat a kicker, and joke-wad open mass-competition followed by drafting one, I’m sure whoever’s kicker on your squad right now won’t be as good as Parkey was last season. So ask 49ers for this guy’s phone no.

  2. For those that actually watched the regular season and not just the playoffs, Cody Parkey lost his job because he was 30th overall in field goal pct. (including 2nd worst from 30-39 yards out) and 23rd in extra point pct. during the regular season. There were also a few times, due to the lack of trust in Parkey, that the Bears chose to either go for 2 points after a TD or go for a first down on 4th rather than have him kick. The playoffs were just the last straw. Yeah, he made FG’s from the Eagles 18, 10, and 16 yard-lines in the playoff game. So should any other NFL kicker.

    Given his season and his inability to redeem himself in the playoff game after a dismal regular season, he deserved to lose his job. His foolish decision to go on TV didn’t help since it put a wedge between him and his teammates. The Bears response to finding a new kicker has been silly. But don’t for a moment be ignorant enough to think that the only reason Parkey lost his job was because of the playoff game.

  3. Jonathan Brown is the next Michael Badgley. A Young, strong legged kicker that just needs a chance. The Vikings, Packers, Bears, Panthers, Bills, Jets, Titans, Colts, Bengals, Steelers, Cardinals, and even the 49ers, need YOUNGER kickers.

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