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Wide receiver Philly Brown is back; who does he compare to?

Philly Brown is back with the Bills to bolster their receiving ranks after being signed Tuesday following the thumb injury to Jordan Matthews and the release of Walt Powell.

Brown, signed as a free agent in the offseason, spent all of training camp and the preseason with the Bills before his release as they trimmed their roster to 53.

To provide a better understanding of Brown's capabilities – and in line with our early season series on Bills' free-agent acquisitions – I found similarities to Tennessee Titans WR Harry Douglas. A closer look:

Bills wide receiver Philly Brown (Titans wide receiver Harry Douglas)

Athletic Profiles
Height: 5'11" (5'11")
Weight: 178 (176)
Arm Length: 31 3/4" (N/A)
Hand Size: 9 3/8" (N/A)
40-Yard Dash: 4.51 (4.51)
Vertical: 33" (31")
Broad: 116" (120")
Three-Cone: 7.16 (6.57*)
(*Denotes a number taken from a Pro Day, not the NFL Combine.)
Takeaway
These two receivers are nearly carbon copies of each other athletically. The only sizable difference is Douglas' tremendous three-cone time, which speaks to his impressive change-of-direction skills.
Comparative Statistic
Through first three NFL seasons:
Philly Brown - 79 catches, 1,019 yards, seven touchdowns
Harry Douglas - 84 catches, 1,112 yards, three touchdowns

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