Brown to town
The Patriots have re-signed linebacker Chad Brown his agent Peter Schaffer confirmed.
"Chad made a decision a couple of months ago to get into shape not just to play, but play at the level he is accustomed to," Schaffer said of his client. "He trained in Colorado and I think the Patriots wanted to see if he was committed.
"Last year Chad's decision came down to Pittsburgh, Seattle and New England and he chose New England because he felt they had the best chance to win the Super Bowl."
Entering training camps, NFL teams generally assess their depth at each position, because they want to have multiple layers for drills.
That's likely the basis for bringing Brown back. The Patriots have some inexperience at the backup spots at both inside and outside linebacker. Brown has experience at both spots.
Ironically, the Steelers defeated the Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
"In the back of his mind he had some unfinished business," Schaffer said.