Brown signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Saints on Thursday,Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Brown started 51 of a possible 60 games in New England over the last four seasons, posting 186 tackles and 8.5 sacks during that time. Brown was mostly utilized in a two-down role with the Patriots, but he could see a heavier workload in New Orleans according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. At the very least, the 25-year-old projects for a large role to begin 2019 with fellow defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins (Achilles) a PUP candidate.

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