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Report: New York Giants Re-Sign SS Stevie Brown for 1-Year, $2.02 MM

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 30:  Stevie Brown #27 of the New York Giants intercepts the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during their game against the at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Doug RushSenior Analyst IMarch 19, 2013

It looks like Stevie Brown will be back with the New York Giants in 2013.

According to Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News, Brown signed his second-round tender on Tuesday.

 

 

Stevie Brown signs RFA tender ... nydn.us/11g6KwI#NYG

— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) March 19, 2013

 

The tender will pay Brown one-year at $2.02 million for 2013.

On Brown's Twitter account, he also announced his signing of the franchise tender, and posted a picture of the actual contract though his account (yes, it's upside down.)

 

The Giants got more production out of Brown than they ever expected in 2012 due to Kenny Phillips missing most of the season because of a knee injury.

In 11 games started, Brown had eight interceptions with 66 total tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries for the Giants.

At times, Brown did struggle in coverage situations and would get beat deep by receivers, but it's also something Perry Fewell can work on with Brown in the offseason.

Now that Phillips is gone and signed with the Eagles, the Giants can give Brown the first-team reps with the starting defense in training camp and improve on any struggles he might have had.

The 25-year-old was a former seventh-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders back in 2010 and played with the Indianapolis Colts in 2011 before coming to the Giants in 2012.

Due to Phillips' departure to the Eagles, the Giants also signed former Steelers safety Ryan Mundy to a one-year deal and could convert Terrell Thomas to a safety after two straight ACL surgeries.

Brown will now continue to serve his role as the team's ball hawk on defense and look to improve on his breakout season of 2012.

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