Patriots add LB Brown

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Patriots announced they signed veteran LB Ricky Brown on Saturday. Brown reportedly had a workout with New England on Friday.

Brown has spent all five of his NFL seasons with the Raiders. Last season, he played in 14 games with one start and recorded 13 tackles.

The way we see it

The Patriots needed more depth at linebacker. Dane Fletcher injured his thumb in Thursday's preseason game and the team placed undrafted rookie Christian Cox on injured reserve. Brown will have to impress, though, to make the 53-man roster.