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Patriots sign CB Brown


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The New England Patriots signed veteran cornerback Tarell Brown.

Brown, 30, is an eight-year veteran who spent last season with the Oakland Raiders after playing his first seven seasons for Bay-area rival San Francisco.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder has played in 114 career games, recording 295 tackles, 11 interceptions, 59 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries. He started all 14 games he played in for the Raiders, finishing with 55 tackles and four passes defensed.

Brown will compete for a roster spot in a Patriots secondary that has undergone significant turnover with the departures of cornerbacks Darrelle Revis, Kyle Arrington and Alfonzo Dennard. Logan Ryan and Justin Green are penciled in as the starters entering training camp, with Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler and former Philadelphia Eagle Bradley Fletcher among those competing for playing time along with Robert McClain, Derek Cox, Dax Swanson, Jimmy Jean, Darryl Roberts and Brandon King.

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