The Seahawks entered the offseason in need of depth at linebacker, and they found just that in Brown. While the 2013 second-rounder has struggled with staying healthy for the past two seasons, he'll be able to provide Seattle with an instant boost on special teams and serve as a solid insurance policy for MLB Bobby Wagner.
Brown has been waived by the Jets.
Brown's release clears roster space for newly-signed Randell Johnson, who will look to fill Brown's role as a reserve option at linebacker for the Jets.
Brown's three-year tenure with the Ravens ended abruptly Saturday, but he has found a new home with Jacksonville. Despite the fact that he has never started an NFL game, Brown appeared in all 16 games for Baltimore last season.
The 2013 second-round draft pick had been battling Zachary Orr for the starting job at middle linebacker, but after losing out on that gig, he was likely deemed expendable due to his lack of special teams prowess. He'll try to latch on elsewhere for a team in need of a run-stuffing middle linebacker.
A 2013 second-round selection, Brown has mostly worked on special teams thus far, recording just 17 tackles in 30 career games, with 15 of those tackles coming in his rookie year. Zachary Orr, a 2014 undrafted free agent, mostly worked ahead of Brown throughout the offseason program, after serving as the top backup to C.J. Mosley and Daryl Smith last year. Orr is the clear favorite to start Week 1, but Brown still has time to make a push during training camp.
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