The Patriots announce the signing of veteran LB Ricky Brown
Brown was a linebacker and a defensive end at Boston College, where he won the Scanlan Award honoring a senior football player who is outstanding in scholarship, leadership and athletic ability.
In 2006, Brown signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent. He was placed on the practice squad and made his NFL debut in Week 5 at age 23 against the San Francisco 49ers. Brown finished the season with seven tackles in 13 games. In five NFL seasons, Brown has 74 tackles (26 assisted), four pass deflections and three forced fumbles.