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Eagles release LB Zach Brown

The Eagles released veteran linebacker Zach Brown on Monday evening.

Signed in the offseason to a one-year deal, Brown started all six games for the Eagles in 2019. On Sunday in Minnesota, Brown played 58 snaps on defense (82 percent) and another seven on special teams. He had five tackles, including one for a loss.

Brown made pointed comments on Friday about Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, calling him the "weakest part" of the offense. Cousins threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns in the Vikings' 38-20 win. Brown and Cousins were previously teammates in Washington.

Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is scheduled to meet with the media on Tuesday.

Head coach Doug Pederson said that linebacker Nigel Bradham is "day to day" with an ankle injury that forced him to leave the Vikings game early. Nathan Gerry played a season-high 62 snaps on defense, wearing the defensive signal-caller headset when Bradham left.

Kamu Grugier-Hill's workload has increased, as he played a season-high 35 snaps on defense after missing the first three games of the season with a knee injury. Rookie T.J. Edwards played for the second time on defense, notching 10 snaps on Sunday. The Eagles also have recently acquired Duke Riley, who has played solely on special teams to date.

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