Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Panthers are signing veteran S Stevie Brown to a contract on Wednesday.
- The Panthers have confirmed that they’ve signed Brown to a one-year deal.
The Panthers were clearly in the market for a safety, as they recently brought Brown, Donte Whitner and Major Wright in for workout. However, it appears as though they felt Brown was the better fit.
Brown, 29, is a former seventh-round pick of the Raiders back in 2010. He bounced around a bit at the start of his career playing for the Raiders, Panthers and Colts before eventually signing on with the Giants in 2012.
After two years with the Giants, Brown signed a one-year deal with the Texans in April of last year. However, Houston cut him loose coming out of the preseason.
The Giants, who were in need of some safety help at the time, elected to bring Brown back for a just over a week before they released him at the start of the season.
Brown wound up signing a one-year, $760,000 deal with the Chiefs back in April before he was cut loose a few weeks ago.
In 2014, Brown appeared in all 16 games for the Giants last season and recorded 38 tackles, one sack, and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 47 safety out of 87 qualifying players that year.