Rookie TE LaMark Brown Has Redeeming Performance

Rookie TE LaMark Brown Has Redeeming Performance

Jay Adams

Published August 17, 2012 at 12:33 AM

The big lights of the NFL can be blinding, especially for an undrafted rookie. So when he had the chance to make a play last week and instead had a pass go off his fingertips and into the hands of a defender for an interception, rookie TE LaMark Brown knew that he had to find some focus and tune everything else out.

It’s what he concentrated on all week during practice after having a rocky performance against the Ravens last week, and it definitely showed against the Bengals on Thursday as the rookie finished with four catches for 47 yards and a touchdown.

“This week, I went back to what I know how to do and that’s just focusing on making a play one play at a time instead of trying to rush and make a play,” Brown said.

The Minnesota-Mankato product, who is making the transition from wide receiver in college to NFL tight end, knows that every single play is important to his future in the league.

Behind Tony Gonzalez and Michael Palmer, the road seems wide open for Brown, Aron White or Chase Coffman to step up and claim the No. 3 TE spot.

“It’s going to come down to who can perform on offense and at the same time, who can go out and perform on special teams,” Brown said, “so I’m just trying to go out and get better every day at everything I have to do for this team.”

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