He flashed upside in his first stint with the Chargers, catching 19 passes for 329 yards and two touchdowns in his 2011 rookie season after being a third-round pick by the team that year. But he's never been quite the same after breaking his ankle in 2012, and his most productive season was a lackluster 2013, when he registered 41 receptions for 472 yards and a score.
The Chargers waived him with an injury settlement in September 2014.
He's since bounced around the NFL, spending a season with the Oakland Raiders in 2014 before signing with the Indianapolis Colts in the 2015 offseason. Indy cut him in September however, and he signed with the Chargers for a second time in December.
The Chargers promptly cut him three weeks after he signed with them.
In New Orleans, Brown will have the chance to compete for a spot as the team's fifth receiver. Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead are the starters, while second-round pick Michael Thomas will have every opportunity to earn a significant role. Brandon Coleman will likely settle into the WR4 spot.
The fifth spot remains open, however, though Brown will have to stand out among a slew of other players at the position who are gunning to make the team.
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