Catching up w/ Kareem Brown (who's now catching passes)

At first, it wasn't clear who it was.

Saturday, at David Clowney's football camp, someone was wearing a Brown jersey with the number 84 on the back.

Turns out that it was former Miami Norland and University of Miami defensive lineman Kareem Brown, who is trying to keep a roster spot with the Jets.

Turns out that Ernest Wilford isn't the only guy in the AFC East learning how to play tight end.

"Thank God Bubba (Franks) is up there to help me out, and he's helped me out a lot," Brown said. "Bubba has so much knowledge of the game, it's not even funny. Bubba can honestly call things out before they happen, and I'm like, 'How do you see that stuff?' But he's been around, and he's seen it, and he's done it. His experience helps him out tremendously, and in turn it helps me out."

Brown wore No. 98 as a defensive player for the Jets.

The new number?

"It feels funny on my back," Brown said. "I've just glad they thought of me in that light, though, good enough to make that transition. Because it's not easy, and not everybody can do it."

Brown plans to swing by the Miami campus soon.

"It's going the right direction," Brown said of the Hurricanes. "Coach Shannon is doing a good job. It's just that he doesn't have a lot of leeway with the program. You know, two losses is a bad season. We can't use that excuse that we're young anymore. So hopefully, this year, we pull it together, man. Because all of those freshmen, they have a year under their belt."

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