Former Patriots DL Malcom Brown reportedly signs with Saints

Ruben Hill
March 15, 2019

Brown had a good sense as free agency approached that there was likely to be more money available if he left New England.

The New England Patriots reportedly lost a pretty important piece of their front seven Thursday, as Malcom Brown reportedly has agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Saints. The agreement is pending a physical. The Patriots drafted the 6-2, 320-pounder in the first round in 2015, but declined to pick up his fifth-year option last offseason.

Brown, a standout at Texas, started 51 of 60 regular season games he played for the Patriots including 14 of 15 in 2018.

Saints starting nose tackle Tyeler Davison is an unrestricted free agent and the team has depth concerns at their other defensive tackle spot, with starter Sheldon Rankins recovering from a torn Achilles and backup David Onyemata facing potential discipline for a marijuana possession charge.

Well worth the first-round gamble, Brown leaves to join Dennis Allen's defense in the Bayou with 186 tackles, 8.5 sacks and a forced fumble on his career stat sheet.

The Saints were also hosting defensive tackle Mario Edwards on a visit, but it's unclear if Brown's deal will impact the interest in Edwards.

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