Adam Forsythe / March 14, 2019
The New Orleans Saints have filled one of their biggest positions of need as they signed former New England Patriots’ defensive tackle Malcolm Brown. Brown was selected 32nd overall in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
With star defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins set to miss a large portion of the 2019 season as he recovers from a torn Achilles tendon injury suffered in the NFC Divisional-round playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles on January 13, the Saints knew they needed to look for a defensive tackle to add to that group. The Saints believe Brown can fill that hole and provide quality production to their defense in 2019 and for the future as they signed him to a three-year contract worth $15 million.
Brown has earned 8.5 sacks, 16 quarterback hits, and 186 total tackles during his four years with the Patriots. Brown should provide the Saints with a solid piece in the middle of that defensive line which features star defensive end Cameron Jordan and second-year stud Marcus Davenport.
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