FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced that they have signed veteran RB Donald Brown as a free agent. Terms of the contract were not announced.
Brown, 28, is a veteran of seven NFL seasons with Indianapolis (2009-13) and San Diego (2014-15). He was released by San Diego on March 3, 2016. The 5-foot-10, 207-pounder, originally joined the NFL as a first-round draft pick (27th overall) of Indianapolis out of Connecticut in the 2009 NFL Draft. He signed with San Diego as an unrestricted free agent from Indianapolis on March 11, 2014. Brown has played in 89 NFL games with 25 starts and has 695 rushing attempts for 2,829 yards and 18 touchdowns and 120 receptions for 1,066 yards with two touchdowns. Last season with San Diego, he played in 10 games with two starts and finished with 59 rushing attempts for 229 yards and one touchdown and also caught eight passes for 88 yards.