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Jets sign TE Daniel Brown

The tight end joins his former OC Dowell Loggains in New York

San Francisco 49ers v Chicago Bears Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Bears back up tight end and special teamer Daniel Brown is signing with the New York Jets, per multiple reports. Brown unleashed the news in his own way on his Twitter:

Brown has been with the Bears since 2016, after entering the league as an undrafted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens out of James Madison.

Brown has been “a guy,” along with Ben Braunecker, backing up Zach Miller and more recently, Adam Shaheen, Dion Sims and Trey Burton.

Brown has seen action in 42 games, mostly on special teams, but has made six starts and caught 35 passes for 317 yards and one touchdown.

With the deeper TE roster last season, even with Shaheen on IR most of the year, Brown was limited to mostly just special teams. He played in 14 games, but made zero starts and had zero receptions.

According to Pro-Football Talk, Brown played just 23 snaps on offense last year. Compare that with his 223 snaps on special teams.

Chicago will need to replace that production on special teams, but figure with Braunecker coming back, along with Shaheen and Burton, there’s room for another UDFA TE or it frees up a spot for a reserve at another position to play on special teams.