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Brown committed to Eagles: 'I want to be here'

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Star wideout A.J. Brown set the record straight that he wants to remain a member of the Philadelphia Eagles despite his apparent discontent with the franchise.

"I have no problem," Brown told 94 WIP Radio's Ike Reese and Jack Fritz. "I want to be here; it's as simple as that. I love where I'm at; it's as simple as that. Next question."

There's been ongoing speculation about Brown's future with the franchise for several months after he removed any reference to the Eagles from his Instagram.

A recent post from Brown's X account took aim at local media, and although he said his account had been hacked, he appeared to agree with the sentiment in an Instagram story.

"I'm the person you need on this team because I am willing to hold people accountable, make people around me better. But nobody sees that. All you see is the little flare-ups. Nobody in that building works harder than me. I can stand on that and say that," Brown said Friday.

The three-time Pro Bowl receiver also cleared the air regarding rumors of a strained relationship with quarterback Jalen Hurts.

"I think that is B.S. I'm not going to get into our relationship on the air. ... it wasn't a problem when I was on my six-game streak. They only started talking about that when we started losing," Brown said.

The 26-year-old recorded six consecutive 100-yard receiving games from Week 3 to Week 8. Brown has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons after being acquired by Philadelphia in a trade with the Tennessee Titans. He signed a four-year, $100-million extension in April 2022. He finished the 2023 season with 106 catches, 1,465 yards, and seven touchdowns.

The Eagles started the year 10-1 but lost six of their final seven games before being bounced in the wild-card round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Philadelphia overhauled its coaching staff after the season after head coach Nick Sirianni faced plenty of scrutiny for the team's late-season collapse. Brown is adamant that while the "locker room is fine," he felt that the coaches became the scapegoats for players not executing.

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