Vincent Brown to Saints: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMay 23, 2016

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown (86) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters (22) during the second half of their NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
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The New Orleans Saints have signed wide receiver Vincent Brown, the team confirmed on Monday.

Adam Caplan of ESPN and Evan Woodbery of NOLA.com first reported the move.

Brown, 27, worked out for the Saints last week, per Caplan. He appeared in just one game for the San Diego Chargers last season, registering one catch for 22 yards. 

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.

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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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