Saints Reportedly Sign DT Malcom Brown to 3-Year Deal

Annette Crawford
Марта 17, 2019

His departure isn't a surprise, but leaves the Patriots with work to do on their defensive line with Danny Shelton still a free agent.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network first reported the signing, and Nick Underhill of the Advocate confirmed it.

Another starting defensive tackle from 2018 for the Saints is Tyeler Davison, who is now an unsigned free agent.

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Brown, 25, was the Patriots' 2015 first-round pick and won two Super Bowl titles during his four-year tenure in Foxborough.

In 11 playoff games, he totaled 33 tackles and one sack. Although the former Texas Longhorn never started less than 12 games a season during his New England tenure, he also never fully blossomed into the every-down game-wrecking behemoth Bill Belichick envisioned him as when he was drafted.

The 6-foot-2, 320-pound Brown could be a replacement for nose tackle Tyeler Davison. Brown's sack numbers aren't quite there, but the Saints need added support against the run considering they play running backs like Devonta Freeman and Christian McCaffrey twice a season. Any player would have struggled to replace a star like Wilfork, but like it or not, the bar was set high, and Brown never quite achieved it as a Patriot.

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