Falcons Sign Sergio Brown

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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