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Arizona Cardinals WR Jaron Brown 'already took' next step

Bruce Arians would be comfortable with him as a starter.

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

One of the more intriguing players coming out of training camp last year was receiver Jaron Brown, who made the team as an undrafted rookie in 2013 out of Clemson. He was the team's fifth receiver last year, but managed 22 catches and two touchdowns.

His season ended with a broken scapula and it was originally believed he would miss significant time after surgery. It turned out no surgery was needed and he should be able to participate in offseason work with the team.

When head coach Bruce Arians ate breakfast with the media last week in Phoenix, he was asked about Brown and taking the "next step" in his career. Arians said Brown "already took it."

"Everybody remembers one play -- he dropped a ball in Seattle," Arians said."He was our most productive player in the red zone last year, and he would have really been had he caught that one. But he made play after play; won the Kansas City game with an unbelievable catch in the seam. Great throw, great catch."

Arians said Brown is a "dynamic special teams player" and he "could start any ballgame and I'd never worry about him."

Assuming Brown is healthy this season, he will likely only be the team's fourth receiver, which means he won't get a ton of balls thrown his way. He is a solid special teams player, so he probably has a spot more or less penciled in on the roster.

What sort of season do you expect to see from "the other Brown"?