Another Patriots starter and another player named Brown is cashing in on free agency.
Saints starting nose tackle Tyeler Davison is an unrestricted free agent and the team has depth concerns at their other defensive tackle spot, with starter Sheldon Rankins recovering from a torn Achilles and backup David Onyemata facing potential discipline for a marijuana possession charge.
Brown, 6-2, 320, comes to New Orleans after spending his first four National Football League seasons (2015-18) with the New England Patriots. The former Texas Longhorn played in 60 regular season games, becoming an effective member of the Patriots' defensive unit.
Brown's contract with the Saints runs for three years and will pay out a total of $15 million if he sees the end of it.
He started 10 of 11 playoff games including the last three Super Bowls.
A three-year letterman at Texas from 2012-14, Brown started 26-of-39 games over his three-year career and finished with 165 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 29 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and six passes defensed.