Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Malcom Brown signing with Saints after four years with Patriots

Malcom Brown signing with Saints after four years with Patriots

The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with DT Malcom Brown on a three-year contract, it was announced by Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network first reported the signing, and Nick Underhill of the Advocate confirmed it.

Another Patriots starter and another player named Brown is cashing in on free agency. Brown is a 25-year-old nose tackle specialist, tipping the scales at 6 feet 2, 320 pounds.

Brown does have some pass-rushing ability for a big guy, with 8.5 sacks over his four seasons in the National Football League, and may get better production in a different scheme.

Brown, a standout at Texas, started 51 of 60 regular season games he played for the Patriots including 14 of 15 in 2018. In three postseason contests with two starts, he posted four tackles (three solo), anchoring the interior of a Patriots run defense that surrendered only 40.7 yards per game and 3.05 yards per attempt.

But one of Brown's soon-to-be-former teammates is happy for him.

He finished his four-year career in New England with 186 tackles, 8.5 sacks and two Super Bowl wins. He had 29 tackles for a loss for the Longhorns.

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