Saints sign former Patriots defensive tackle Malcom Brown to three-year contract
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.
Brown, 6-2, 320, comes to New Orleans after spending his first four NFL seasons (2015-18) with the New England Patriots. Originally selected by the Patriots in the first round (32nd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Texas, Brown has posted 186 tackles (103 solo), 8.5 sacks, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries in 60 regular season games played with 51 starts. In 11 postseason contests, ten which he started, Brown has added 33 stops (14 solo) and one sack.
In 2018, the Brenham, Texas native appeared in 15 games with 14 starts and posted 39 tackles (19 solo) one fumble recovery for the Super Bowl LIII Champions. 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.
A three-year letterman at Texas from 2012-14, Brown started 26-of-39 games over his three-year career and finished with 165 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 29 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and six passes defensed. In 2014, he became the first defensive tackle to lead the Longhorns in sacks and tackles for loss since 1984 as he was a consensus first-team Big-12 and All America selection as a junior, posting 13 stops for loss and 5.5 takedowns, tying for the team lead in both defensive categories.
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