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    According to the fallowing Blog the NE Patriots have signed LB Chad Brown to a new contract.

    http://acx.prospero.com/n/blogs/blog.aspx?redirCnt=2&webtag=nbpatriots

    The first time I clicked on the above link it gave me a page error, so here's what they have written:
    2:58 PM
    Pats, LB Chad Brown Agree To Terms
    Holy Randy Moss, Old School is back in style. The Patriots and linebacker Chad Brown have agreed to terms, according to a league source.

    The signing comes in the wake of a report by the San Diego Tribune's Jim Trotter that they have also come to terms with another vintage linebacker, Taiana 'Junior' Seau, in an attempt to shore up the linebacker corps.

    For Brown, who'll turn 37 in July, it'll be his 16th NFL campaign. Brown was signed by the Patriots in 2005 as a free agent and was credited with 54 tackles in 15 games (5 starts). Brown was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1993 and played there until 1996 - he made an encore performance last year for the Black and Gold of the Iron City.

    Brown's a three-time Pro Bowler ('96, '98 and '98) and will provide added cover at either the outside or inside linebacker spots. Brown's most recent endeavor was working full-time at his reptile business based in Littleton, Colorado. He's the owner of www.proexotics.com.

    Brown's represented by Peter Schaefer and Lamont Smith.

    For more on his stats, click here: http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/3165

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    I wonder if they mixed up Chad Brown with Chris Brown, since they've been interested in him? We'll see if this report is true.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    What the hell, if he stinks they cut him in August. No big risk. It does add fuel to those that believe that BB likes the veterans more then signing rookies for the LB spot.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    I am not excited about this at all. He didn't work out well the first time and hasn't really been a factor anywhere for a number of years. I'm sure there has to be better quality depth than this.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    Hopefully they signed him to be the new water boy.

    Seriously, if this is true, then maybe he's going to play OLB again. I can't see C. Brown making this roster as an ILB after his struggles there.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    OT: Interesting Hat!
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    I certainly didn't miss Brown but as we've had him before Belichick must have a pretty good feel for what he can/cannot get out of him - if he wants him back he probably has a role he can compete for.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    The fact that the link is bad tells me that this is like when someone reported that the Patriots had signed Stallworth when they hadn't.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    It worked for me when I tried it the second time. The blog's authors are Dan Pires and Dave Brown FWIW.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    Hey I want that Hat? You know were I can buy it. First time I saw it was at the packers game last year.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    The guys that sit right behind me make them. There are a few pix of us from last year with them on the site. It was funny to see how they have appeared more and more in our section since they first wore them a couple of years ago.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    Yup, and Dave Brown actually had a pretty good article about Meriweather while he was covering the Patriots rookie camp. So, it's Most likely true that a league source has told them Chad Brown resigned, but it's the league source that might not be accurate. We'll see, and it really doesn't matter. I mean, his being signed doesn't mean he's going to knock Lua, Rogers or any of the other LB's off the roster, it just means NE's giving him a shot.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    I read the link and what I found interesting was that the team MIGHT be heavy into teh running for Keyshawn as well...I see him CB as being that 3rd SOLID OUTSIDE LB....which would be GREAT!! NO ILB for him...
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    That hat is so stupid looking, I gotta have one.:cool:
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    The link is working again.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    I just talked to Pires, and he's confirming it.

    I asked him if the rumor was true and he's like "yeah, I'm reporting it, not rumoring it."

    Funny guy. :D
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    You mean the fourth solid OLB, right?
    1. Colvin, 2. AD, 3. Vrabel

    Also, they are wrong about what ESPN said concerning Keyshawn:
    Michael Smith on ESPN said the Titans were the favorites, and that he wouldn't count NE out. He didn't say NE was "the leaders" to land his services.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    Yeah that is the first I heard of it. I've heard that the Patriots MIGHT be interested but most of the interest was coming from Johnson's end. I have never heard that the Patriots are leading candidates.

    Recently Johnson said that he is expecting a fairly sizeable contract from whatever team he plays for.

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    :mad: :mad:
    NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS IF IT'S TRUE. HE SUCKS. I STILL REMEMBER THE SHOCKING SIGHT OF TOMLINSON RUNNING THROUGH HIS ARM TACKLES AND BEISEL HELPING TOMLINSON FINISH HIS RUN BY ESCORTING HIM INTO THE ENDZONE!!!
    How many Senior Citizens do we need at linebacker? Junior Seau is enough. I was not happy when we signed him in 2005 and I am disgusted that we signed him again.:mad:
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?


    The reason you haven't heard it that way is because they misrepresented what was actually reported on ESPN. ESPN hasn't said NE was the favorites to land him, they've only said NE might be one of the teams interested, which is a big difference.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    Because everyone knows that signing someone in May makes him a lock to be on the team. :rolleyes:
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    He might not even make the final roster, and if he does it will just be for depth, so I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    The thing is, Vrabel is still likely to see ILB duty, so we might be less one OLB. I think Seau and Bruschi are going to need a rest. In fact, I'm sure Seau won't start this season barring injury.

    The postive is that if Brown can contribute in his natural position, it goes toward having the 6 lber rotation a la 03-04. (Vrabel, McGinest, Colvin, Bruschi, Phifer, Johnson)
    Admittedly the latter six were probably a little better.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    First time around, he wasn't being used at OLB. He was being used at ILB, a position he hadn't played since his Pittsburgh days...And even then, it was a whole new experience for him.

    The one thing I can say about Brown is that he is a hard worker. But, he's more just camp fodder than anything else at this point.
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    Re: Pires: Pats agree to terms (again) with LB Chad Brown

    Do we have any clarification whether Seau is signed???
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    Vrabel's still going to see time at OLB, and he's a better OLB, than ILB. The point is they already have three solid OLB's on the roster, and they also have some young OLB's with potential.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    Alright, now that the shock is over, you're right of course. He might not make the team. But I'm telling you Zip, what I saw from this guy in that San Diego game was shocking. The performance of Brown, Starks and Beisel was just :eek: I saw some of the worst football fundamentals out of those three guys in that game. I was extremely happy when BB let them all go.
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    Re: Pires: Pats agree to terms (again) with LB Chad Brown

    He's supposed to be taking his physical, and if he passes he'll be on the team. I don't know if he's taken it yet or not.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    I hear ya, Brown was extremely dissapointing. I was as suprised as you were to hear about this because in 2005 even when Bruschi came back and Vrabel moved inside, Belichick could have put him back on the outside in his natural position but he didn't and Brown saw barely any playing time. So why Belichick would want to bring him certainly is puzzling, but Belichick has his reasons and though he is not right all the time he is right a lot of the time. And just because they are bringing Brown is doesn't mean they are married to him. He could be camp competition who will be given the chance to fight for a depth LB spot but who can also be cut at any time.
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    Re: LB Chad Brown Signed?

    Huh? Belichick did put him back outside after Bruschi's return. But with McGinest and Colvin, he barely saw any time. However, he did come in as one of the 2 LBs in the nickel page, and made a few plays against the Jags when Bruschi was out (but Beisel started).

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