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Patriots sign linebacker Ricky Brown

Posted by Monique Walker, Globe Staff  August 20, 2011 01:15 PM

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FOXBOROUGH -- Linebacker Ricky Brown is officially a member of the New England Patriots, the team announced this afternoon.

Brown is the latest player to be signed by the Patriots in the last couple of days. He was in for a workout yesterday afternoon.

Brown, who played at Boston College, is in his sixth NFL season. He has played his entire career with the Oakland Raiders, where he played in 14 games last season. He has 102 combined tackles in his career.

He is 27 years old, 6-2 and 235 pounds.

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