Brown is set to play his second year with the Giants after spending four seasons with the Ravens. The 28-year-old has 79 total tackles and 10 passes defensed over his career.
The signing will reunite him with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.
Pierce's de-activation comes as a surprise, but he's averaged 2.1 and 2.6 yards per carry in the team's last two games, though he's scored a touchdown in each. The Ravens' goal-line looks could shift to Lorenzo Taliaferro with Pierce unavailable.
Daniels and Canty had already been ruled out, but the Ravens are otherwise very healthy heading into the key matchup against the Bengals. Four players listed as probable are active for the game, including
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