Chris Brown joins Jaguars
Chris Brown

Posted May 7, 2008

Chris Brown, who started 39 games at tight end/H-back for the Tennessee Vols, has joined the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars as a free agent, according to the team's official website.

Brown caught 92 passes for 736 yards and 8 touchdowns during his four years with Tennessee, including 41 catches for 282 yards and 6 TDs as a senior in 2007.

Listed as 6-feet and 239 pounds on the Jaguars' site, Chris Brown is dwarfed by the Jaguars' other tight end candidates.

Marcedes Lewis, the team's 2007 starter, is a 6-6, 275-pounder. Lewis caught 37 passes for 391 yards and a pair of touchdowns in his third year with the Jags last season.

George Wrighster, who chipped in 17 catches for 123 yards and a TD last season, is a 6-3, 265-pounder with six years of pro experience.

Greg Estandia, who caught nine balls for 136 yards last fall as a second-year NFL player, is a 6-8, 265-pounder.

Richard Angulo, who caught eight passes for 81 yards in the fifth year of his pro career, is a 6-8, 266-pounder.

The Jaguars' tight end corps also features 6-5, 260-pound second-year man Isaac Smolko (one catch for 5 yards last season), 6-6, 260-pound second-year man Charles Davis and 6-3, 265-pound 10-year veteran Joe Zelenka, who doubles as a deep snapper.

Ex-Vols previously signed to free-agent contracts by NFL clubs include guard Eric Young (Browns), defensive ends Antonio Reynolds (Giants) and Xavier Mitchell (Browns), defensive back Jonathan Hefney (Bucs). There is still no indication that former UT linebacker Ryan Karl has hooked up with an NFL team.

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