The Falcons ended Sergio Brown‘s lengthy offseason stay in free agency by signing the veteran safety to help an injured secondary, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Released by the Jaguars in April after playing just one season of a three-year contract, Brown will provide some depth for the time being after the Falcons have observed multiple safeties struggle with injuries this summer.
A shoulder malady’s sidelined Kemal Ishmael, with first-round pick Keanu Neal having been slowed by a back injury during the preseason.
Brown signed for $7MM with the Jags following an eight-game starting stint with the Colts in 2014. He’s played in 86 games during a six-year career that also featured a stop in New England before the three-year stay in Indianapolis. The 28-year-old Brown started four games for the Jaguars last season but ranked as a bottom-10 safety in the opinion of Pro Football Focus.
The former UDFA out of Notre Dame joins a Falcons secondary that also includes projected starter Ricardo Allen, but one that is thin behind its first unit.
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