Mike Brown's busy Jaguars offseason paying off

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Mike Brown has had a bit of a unique offseason, being the only player on the roster to participate in all phases of the team's offseason workouts. All that extra work has seemed to pay off, as Brown's worked his way into getting reps with the first team offense as the slot receiver, even to the point where he's in the slot while fourth-round draft pick Ace Sanders is lined up outside.

Brown was only active for two games for the Jaguars in 2012, therefore he didn't accrue an NFL season and still counts as a "rookie", so he could participate in the camp. Brown also got reps in the veteran minicamp and OTAs. All that extra work seems to be making a big difference in his performance.

"The only thing I can control is me, what I do, and how good I make myself," -Mike Brown on his roster chances

"Being able to come in at the rookie camp and getting more reps than I could get at the veterans camp really helped me in getting more comfortable with the concepts," Brown said after practice on Sunday. "Then coming back with OTAs and getting acclimated to the quarterbacks."

Brown didn't stop after OTAs however, as he traveled to the Larry Fitzgerald receiver camp, accompanying teammate Cecil Shorts III who attended the camp last offseason.

"Then we got out to Minnesota and got to learn from Larry Fitzgerald, Cris Carter, working with Cecil (Shorts) everyday and Chad (Henne) and Blaine (Gabbert) came out there, so it was just a really good situation for me," Brown said.

Brown's worked on his craft about as much as possible this offseason, even when head coach Gus Bradley told him to take a few days off, he still came to EverBank Field and sat in positional and team meetings.

"The only thing I can control is me, what I do, and how good I make myself," Brown said back in May. "The business side of it is something players can't control. You can't try to play GM or head coach. I try to approach it the exact same as I did last year, which is to come out and compete and get myself better every day, every opportunity I get."

Brown's approach this offseason has him making plays through the first few days of training camp, and if it continues at the current rate it will land him right on the final roster.

More from Big Cat Country:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Big Cat Country

You must be a member of Big Cat Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Cat Country. You should read them.

Join Big Cat Country

You must be a member of Big Cat Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Cat Country. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker