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Free Agency 2017: Seahawks sign LB Arthur Brown

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According to multiple reports, the Seattle Seahawks have signed free agent Arthur Brown to a contract, bringing in additional linebacker depth for competition.

Brown, who is still only 26 years old, has never lived up to his second round draft status, but has a chance for redemption in Seattle. After being signed and then promptly waived by both the Jaguars and Jets during the 2016 season, it will be interesting to see how heavily he factors into the outside linebacker competition during training camp.

Drafted to originally to step in as Ray Lewis’s replacement, Brown was touted as undersized for a traditional linebacker while possessing sideline-to-sideline speed. If he can parlay this opportunity into a roster spot in the 2017 season, it would be a significant depth move for the Seahawks.

Since Brock Coyle has signed with the 49ers and Mike Morgan is a free agent, there is a need at starting outside linebacker. Can Brown stay healthy, put it together, and make the team? We’ll find out in several short months.